University of St Andrews

DGSD students win RWE npower 'Future Leaders' challenge

Tuesday 04 December 2012

A team of students from University of St Andrews have won the RWE npower 'Future Leaders' Challenge.

Two of the four members in the winning team, Team Penguin, and four members of a second team which came runner-up, were Department of Geography & Sustainable Development students. The Challenge is for groups of students to identify a project that will get people in their community living more sustainably. The team then has to manage this project from start to finish and ensure that it has a positive and long lasting impact on their community. RWE npower choose 8 teams with the best project ideas and the 8 teams were asked to put their project ideas into practice, attend an interactive, team–building weekend in Dartmoor, then produce a DVD showing their idea in action before the grand final, which took place last week. A panel of judges selected the winning team (Team Penguin) who won win the prize: a fantastic trip to the Arctic to go dog sledding in the land of the midnight sun!!

Well done to Team Penguin!

Their winning video can be seen here.