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Rhona - Waste Management Researcher
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Rhona Smith, Waste Management Researcher at Edinburgh College
Rhona won Most Enterprising Green Graduate at the EPP Awards 2017 for her contribution to improving waste management at Edinburgh College. While on placement, she implemented the college’s Waste and Recycling Policy. This was a huge task as the policy needed to be implemented across all four campuses using a uniform message, making the ‘recycling’ message absolutely clear to students, staff and visitors.
Before her placement, Rhona graduated from the University of Stirling with a BSc in Environmental Geography. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh while working part-time for Edinburgh College.
"Working within the Sustainability, Estates and Facilities teams has allowed me to gain transferable skills in forming working relationships and working as part of a team to deliver the message of sustainability. This placement has acted as a smooth transition from university to work and has benefited my personal development greatly."