As part of the University of the West of England’s (UWE Bristol) Undergraduate Internship Scheme, a third year BSc Environmental Science student, Thomas Haines, has been able to undertake 10 weeks paid industry experience as an Urban ID project intern from July-September 2017, on behalf of Bristol Green Capital Partnership (BGCP).

The Urban Integrated Diagnostics project involves the creation of a novel Integrated Diagnostics Framework, crossing four challenge themes: Mobility & Accessibility; Health & Happiness; Equality & Inclusion; and the ‘Carbon Neutral’ city. Bristol Green Capital Partnership is a case-study participant of the project, as well as a co-lead of the Carbon Neutral Theme.

The ten-week placement involved working with researchers at both UWE Bristol & the University of Bristol, as well as being a part of BGCP’s central team working towards the Urban ID themes via membership data analysis. In conjunction, Thomas assisted Bristol Green Capital Partnership with analysis of member surveys & events concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Bristol’s Carbon Neutral future.

The role itself has allowed Thomas to learn, develop and apply various skillsets, both in a research and business context, resulting in improved academic & employment prospects heading into his final year of study.

Thomas said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work for Bristol Green Capital Partnership, having truly felt as a valued member of the team in all tasks and responsibilities undertaken. I wish them all the best in their future opportunities, endeavours and developments – and I would like to thank them for the opportunity of working with them during an important period.”