Cycling Scotland, with support from Transport Scotland and in partnership with Bright Green Business, has launched the Cycle Friendly Campus Internship programme.
Following successful placements at Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh College, Cycling Scotland will sponsor a further 10 placements at Scottish institutions as part of the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Campus programme.
The internships are coordinated by Bright Green Business, who have been supporting Scottish businesses to recruit skilled graduates in an effort improve their environmental practices for more than 12 years.
The Cycle Friendly Campus Award programme promotes cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible travel option within Scottish colleges and universities. The introduction of the internship programme this year will support cycling projects and activities, harnessing the skills, creativity and enthusiasm of graduates who will take on the role of Campus Cycling Officer.
Lucy Crockert of Bright Green Business said, “Bright Green Business is delighted to be working with Cycling Scotland to help deliver 10 Campus Cycling Officer Internships throughout Scotland. Each project has varied depending on the campuses needs and priorities. The enthusiasm and passion for creating a more sustainable future through active travel is evident across the board. It is hoped that the programme will not only increase cycling as an important mode of transport among staff and students across Scottish campuses, but will also provide the Campus Cycling Officers with valuable industry experience which they can use as a platform for their future careers.”
Paul Wright, Behaviour Change Manager at Cycling Scotland, said “The internship programme will help our partners to press ahead with projects to get more students travelling by bike. We were extremely impressed by the quality of candidates who applied for a placement and are very excited to see what they will achieve.”
Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Campus Award programme launched in early 2016 with the aim of increasing journeys to, from and around campus by bike. The Campus Cycling Officers will play an integral part achieving this.
Cycling Campus Officer placements are hosted at the following institutions:
- South Lanarkshire College
- Scotland’s Rural College
- University of Stirling
- University of Edinburgh
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Robert Gordon University
- University of Aberdeen
- University of St. Andrews
- University of the West of Scotland
- Edinburgh Napier University
Find out more about Cycle Friendly Campus.