OxTalent and Green Impact Awards!

We’re quite pleased with ourselves at the Language Centre today, as in the past 24 hours we’ve been awarded with no less than THREE awards for recent projects!


Our Librarian Lucile Desligneres, and Erasmus student María Barragán, received an OxTalent award in the category of “Use of WebLearn to Support Teaching, Learning, or Outreach” – you can read about this category here on the OxTalent website. Lucile’s project was called “Providing resources for Modern Languages Students via WebLearn”. This allowed finalists to make the most of the library even when the library was closed. They posted past exam papers and other material that we know the students found really helpful for their revision.

The prize was a bottle of champagne, chocolate, an FM radio & MP3 player and coloured pens. Congratulations Lucile and María!

UPDATE: You can read more about the award here. And below is Lucile and María with their awards!


Green Impact

This year our Administrator Christine Mitchell joined the Green Impact – an environmental accreditation and awards scheme that brings together staff and students to make positive changes in environmental practice.

As a department, you can earn various awards by making the way your department runs more envrionmentally sustainable – and here at the Language Centre we managed to achieve a Silver Award, which shows great effort in less than a year of being part of the scheme!

Chris also received a personal Ecologist Environmental Hero award! This was really exciting and well deserved, as Chris has not only been at the forefront of the campaign and leading the changes, but going that extra mile by putting up a Sustainable Travel noticeboard, making sure our coffee is Rainforest Certified, and one day we also had a promotional display using an old bike in the foyer!

There are loads of little things that you can do to make your workplace more green, and most of them you could easily already be doing, like being careful about recycling, printed double-sided wherever you can, and turning lights off when not needed.

Below are the two Green Impact awards being displayed at Reception at the moment:


You can find out more about OxTalent here and Green Impact here. There should be photos from both award ceremonies up on the respective blogs soon, so I’ll be sure to add those to this post soon! Congratulations to Lucile, Maria and Chris on their awards!

Below is Scarlett and Chris receiving the Silver award for the Language Centre:

Green impact award

And here is Chris receiving her Environmental Hero Award:

Enviro hero

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One Response to OxTalent and Green Impact Awards!

  1. Pingback: How the Language Centre achieved the Bronze and Silver Green Impact awards: | Oxford University Language Centre

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