SERC finalist for prestigious Green Gown Awards

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GROUP: Pictured from left: Megan Rollins (Comber), Rachel Innes (Bangor), Charlotte Buick (Bangor), Natasha Lloyd (Crossgar), Lizzie Buick (Bangor), Dearbhla Knight (Newcastle) of SERC’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship team’s enterprise initiatives helped secure the College a finalist place in the prestigious Green Gown Awards.

SOUTH Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been announced a Finalist in the prestigious Green Gown Awards which recognise educational institutions, both large and small, who have made a difference in sustainability.

SERC, shortlisted for the Enterprise category, is the only Northern Ireland college of further education to reach the finals and faces competition from across the UK and Ireland from City of Glasgow College, Galway-Mayo Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Warwick.

Innovation Advisor Natasha Lloyd said, “I am delighted that the College’s pioneering approach to fostering sustainable Enterprise amongst students has been recognised with a place in the finals. Our sustainable student companies and Project Based Learning is guided by SERC themes which are eminently sustainable. It has been tremendously exciting to work as part of the team creating and delivering a range of initiatives across the College and helping students implement their enterprising solutions which benefit both our planet and society.”

The Enterprise category, one of 12 for organisations, recognises the important role social enterprise, social media and sustainable enterprise can play in ensuring that education leavers can rise to the 21st century’s economic, environmental and social challenges.

The 2020 Green Gown Award Winners will be announced in March/April 2021.

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