Students at Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources organise Pictionary charity event
28 April 2021
Earlier this year, students at the Bartlett School of Energy Environment and Resources (BSEER) students organised an online social event to encourage students to engage across the department’s four Institutes. They organised a game of Pictionary with other students and teaching staff via Zoom, with the winning team selecting a charity of their choice.
Emily Long, current Data Science for Cultural Heritage MSc student and event organiser, said:
“The reps chose five charities which do great work in sustainability, mental health, education, and supporting communities within London and the UK. The BSEER Master's programmes are very different and niche, but I think we are all united around those causes and values. The winner and runner-up of the charity event turned out to be very pictionarily-talented teaching staff, so the students in their degree programmes ended up voting for the charities. It was fun to have staff, reps, and students get together for something a bit different and more social for a change."
One of the winning charities was The Felix Project, who were delighted with their £1,500 donation. Isabell White, Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser for The Felix Project, said:
I want to say a massive thank you for your generous donation of £1,500 made to us recently. Your donation will enable us to deliver enough food for 9,150 meals to vulnerable communities across London. With the hunger crisis continuing to grow in London, we are rising to the challenge to redistribute more and more nutritious food to the most vulnerable communities.
During March 2021, we rescued over 1774 tonnes of surplus food and delivered 4.2 million meals to charities, schools, food banks and organisations across London who are working day-in & day-out to support their local communities.
We are so grateful for donors like you whose support ensures our operation can continue to meet the demand for our services and I looking forward to keeping you updated with our operation’s progress going forward. Thank you for joining the fight against food waste and food hunger in London.”
The Young People's Trust for the Environment was the other chosen charity, founded in 1982 to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. It aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora and fauna.
Peter Littlewood, Director of the Young People’s Trust for the Environment, said:
“I just want to say a huge thank you to the MSc students at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources for their fantastic donation of £500. This is a massive help to us and is greatly appreciated.”
Dr Ivan Korolija was the overall winner of the game and Dr Scott Orr, the formidable runner-up. Both are lecturers in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.
The BSEER reps and teaching staff regularly meet up for student feedback in the monthly SSCC meetings.
The event was co-organised by Constance Lu, currently studying on the Energy Systems and Data Analytics MSc programme.