Thursday 24th March, 9:45am meeting point: by the Duke of Wellington statue, opposite the Business School
Many thanks to all those who attended last night’s Corporate Social Responsibility evening! It was great to see so many of you there and hear students engage with the speakers and critically challenge companies’ CSR policies. We hope you found it informative and useful.
For the 24th March, we will be meeting at 9:45 am by the Duke of Wellington statue at the corner of Hyde Park, opposite the Business School.
We will be working until around 3.30pm in the area marked in yellow on the map, with a break for lunch which will be provided. We’ll provide all the equipment - just make sure you bring sturdy shoes and wear clothes you won’t mind getting a bit muddy!
We will be planting this section of the park with around a thousand shrubs of different varieties, and then interspersing this with wildflower seed. The activities will be led by staff from Parks and Countryside Rangers (who maintain the park) and student team leaders.
Woodhouse Moor is an area that has in recent years seen some tension between different groups of park users – students and residents, allotment holders and footballers. We hope this project should go some way to alleviate these issues by providing some protection for the allotments from footballs, and showing student volunteers giving up their time to create something lasting and beautiful. Members of the group Friends of Woodhouse Moor will be along on the day.
If you’re keen to get involved but haven’t been in contact so far, please let us know if you’ll be coming so that we can cater accordingly: S.DowsonZeidan@adm.leeds.ac.uk
Social Responsibility in Action, a joint project between the University of Leeds, community groups and the private sector, is back for 2011. The project allows students to explore the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, both in theory and in practice.
A Corporate Social Responsibility Evening on 8th March will give participants an opportunity to hear about and discuss CSR for business and society. Speakers:
A Corporate Social Responsibility Evening on 8th March will give participants an opportunity to hear about and discuss CSR for business and society.
- Dr. Alan Murray of Leeds Enterprise Centre will talk about the meanings of and principles behind corporate responsibility. His latest book, Corporate Responsibility, has just been published in its second edition.
- Nicola Robinson, Leeds University Branch Manager of Santander Bank, will talk about the importance of corporate responsibility to Santander.
- David Greenwood, solicitor from law firm Pinsent Masons
A day of activity on 24th March will then see these volunteers from the University and the private sector working together in Woodhouse Moor for the benefit of the whole community. Over the course of one day volunteers will plant a thousand shrubs and create a wildflower moor, in order to improve and rejuvenate the area bordering the allotments. The results will be be lasting, beautiful, and will improve the park for all its users.
As a participant, you will be able to
- Develop team work and negotiation skills
- Build your CV by taking part in voluntary projects
- Increase your employability through a keen understanding of CSR, both in a practical and more academic sphere
- Make a real, positive difference to a community space
- Make friends, get a free lunch and enjoy yourself!
If you would like to participate in the project, contact S.DowsonZeidan@adm.leeds.ac.uk.
Would you like to be a team leader on the day? Being a team leader means you can get even more out of the project, learning effective leadership skills – how to bring together, enthuse and motivate a group of people working for a common goal.
If you’d like to be a Social Responsibility in Action team leader, please send us a few lines explaining your interest.