Bugisu Project

About Us 

The Bugisu Project aims to drive social and economic development projects in Uganda through the provision of ethical coffee to Australian corporate companies and their employees. In Uganda, Bugisu focus on quality education, entrepreneurship opportunities and environmental conservation. Whilst in Australia, Bugisu focus on promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns, climate action and increased social responsibility. 

Bugisu Project imports coffee to Australia from the Bugisu Cooperative Union (a farmer’s coop comprising of over 200 coffee farming villages in Uganda). Using reverse logistics, the team then captures and distributes spent coffee grounds from corporate partners to local community gardens to use as a fertiliser.

100% of the profits received are invested in development projects in Uganda. To achieve this, Bugisu partner with local charities and NGOs which manage impactful educational and environmental projects in communities across Uganda.

Information for Students

Who we are looking for

We are looking for motivated students interested in sustainability and global development. Applicants should have skills in, or are interested in developing skills in;

  • Video production
  • Website and app development
  • Business strategy
  • Design and branding



 Brody, Darcy and Annabel

Why you should join

There are so many reasons to jump on board! As a Bugisu Project member, you will:

  • Diversify your knowledge beyond your curriculum with marketing, design, media, production and strategy.
  • Learn many operational aspects of a start-up company.
  • Gain experience working for international practicums in Uganda.
  • Build project management and systems thinking skills.
  • Make valuable connections with our industry partners.
  • Apply your education to create a sustainable impact in Uganda and Australia.

Information for Sponsors

Can you help?

We are actively seeking sponsors to help us achieve our goals of training Australia’s top engineers, shaping the future of sustainable transport and inspiring the next generation of engineers still in school. Any support, whether it be in-kind material or machining, financial support or advice on our designs, is invaluable.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of our Student-Led Projects, please contact our Student-Led Projects Officer Stephanie Bagnell engprojects@unsw.edu.au


What’s in it for you?

Each project creates different opportunities to make great things happen, such as:

  • Access to and engagement with USNW Engineering’s top students
  • Ability to trial students via UNSW Engineering’s Industrial Training Program
  • Networking opportunities with other industry partners, UNSW academic and research staff and UNSW’s top students
  • Advertise graduate positions directly to UNSW Engineering students
  • Media and branding opportunities
  • News items and photos for your internal communications promotion

Get in touch to find out more about each project's sponsorship opportunities.

UNSW Engineering's Student-Led Projects