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Student Union take action to keep Brighton Beach clean 

23 April 2024

Last Wednesday, students from Brighton MET’s Student Union turned out in their numbers to help keep Brighton Beach clean and rubbish-free.  

The cleanup operation, organised by the Student Union and Student Executives, is part of college’s commitment to be more environmentally-conscious and sustainable.  

Students began the cleanup by splitting into groups of two or three and started by Brighton Pier, moving west towards the i360.  

Meg, one of the Student Executives at Brighton MET, said: “One of our key focuses that we came up with at the start of the year is ‘Environment and Sustainability’, so the Student Executives and Student Union came up with the idea of a beach clean.  

“It is good to get a perspective of doing it (the beach clean) yourself, to try and help the environment. And by pushing students to come and help the environment, it should help people realise the need to be more environmentally conscious.”  

Eight of the Student Executives, as well as two of staff members, swept the beach with clear bin bags for recyclable rubbish, and black bags for non-recyclable items.    

Rupert Gaskell, Student Experience Co-ordinator at Brighton MET, added: “It was so positive to see students at the Brighton MET beach clean out engaging in a community-focussed activity. We even had members of the public commending our students and expressing their gratitude for helping keep the area clean and wildlife safe.   

“We will be running more beach trips like this in future and look forward to welcoming more students and staff to join us.”