July 2, 2018, by Jamie Dickinson

‘David Nottingborough’ Brown Bin Planet

Alison Jordan and Mitch Levy are both students studying within the School of Culture, Language and Areas Studies. They signed up to a 50 hour work placement with the Off Campus Affairs team. Their task was to research, storyboard, film, produce, edit and publish a short video about any one of the areas the Off Campus department look after. It was clear from the outset that Alison and Mitch were keen to tackle the issue of students effectively recycling in Nottingham. As the majority of our students come from outside of Nottingham they aren’t immediately familiar with the recycling process in the city and this can cause isolated low level issues with waste management at the start of the academic year.

Inspired by David Attenborough’s BAFTA award winning documentary series ‘Blue Planet 2’, Alison and Mitch rode the wave of single use plastic consciousness which has particularly pricked the attention of young adults and students.

You can see the video here as part of this blog post and let us know what you think with your comments below.

Now you’ve watched the video, if you want to learn more about household waste and recycling in Nottingham City follow this link:

Commenting on the project, Mitch said “It was a great experience to learn about the work of the Off Campus department and about recycling in Nottingham. We all know its so important to manage waste effectively and that includes recycling but when you move to a new area you need to know the specific items you can and cannot recycle. This can be challenging for students and I hope the video helps”.

The Off Campus team regularly take students on work placement and they assist the department in a range of ways. From making videos such as this to conducting research and writing reports the team welcome the important assistance of work placement students and will continue to offer the opportunity.

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