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Change is urgently needed to tackle the injustices and unsustainability in our world

We believe education can bring about that change


SOS-UK is a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability
. We know environmental sustainability cannot be achieved in isolation, so our work spans across issues of justice and wellbeing as well.

We believe in lifelong learning and work on sustainability across all forms of education from early years to workplace learning. We act as a support crew - facilitating, encouraging and mentoring people wherever they are on their sustainability journey in sustainability.

We see the power and potential in students and young people to be at the forefront of change. We work alongside them as equal partners in their sustainability leadership journeys.

Through our work we want to see...

More students leading on, and learning for, sustainability.
When students lead on sustainability they develop the knowledge, values, skills, and competencies required to make them great sustainability leaders. We don’t just want organisations to do sustainability for students, it should be done by, with, and through students.

An education system repurposed around the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
Sustainability should be woven through every subject like a golden thread. Every student should be a sustainability student. The education system should serve as a force for good in response to the challenges society faces.

Sustainability that is more inclusive, so it is for everyone.
Research has shown that the sustainability sector in the UK is unrepresentative when it comes to racial and other social and political identities. The negative impacts of sustainability inaction disproportionately affect these underrepresented groups, both globally and here in the UK. The sector must represent these voices.

Read our 2021-22 impact report to find out more about our work.

You can access our previous reports here:

Our 2020/21 Impact Report

Our 2019/20 Impact Report
Our 2017/18 Impact Report
Our 2016/17 Impact Report

Core staff:

Anna Newman

Anna Newman

Finance and HR Coordinator

Beatrice Anomah

Beatrice Anomah

Project manager

Bethany Holmes

Bethany Holmes

Project Manager & Coordinator

Celine Clark

Celine Clark

Project manager

Dr Holly Jenkins

Dr Holly Jenkins

Project manager

Emma Lewins

Emma Lewins

Project manager (engagement)

Franceska Fisher

Franceska Fisher

Project coordinator (Engagement, Inclusion & Climate Justice)

Fred Fulford

Fred Fulford

Project manager

Hanna Head

Hanna Head

Project Manager

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Senior project manager (Development and Advocacy)

Jack Di Francesco

Jack Di Francesco

Project manager (Education)

Jaclyn Adelson

Jaclyn Adelson

Project manager

Jade Monroe

Jade Monroe

Senior project manager (engagement)

Jamie Agombar

Jamie Agombar

Executive director

Jo Wilkinson

Jo Wilkinson

Senior project manager (Biodiversity)

Joanna Romanowicz

Joanna Romanowicz

Director of engagement

Katie Underwood

Katie Underwood

Project assistant (Wilding Schools)

Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor

Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor

Project manager

Lauren Walia

Lauren Walia

Project manager

Manu Maunganidze

Manu Maunganidze

Co-director of inclusion and climate justice

Mariana Fidalgo

Mariana Fidalgo

Project assistant (Wilding Schools)

Marta Nowicka

Marta Nowicka

Project manager

Meg Baker

Meg Baker

Co-director of inclusion and climate justice

Michelle Hemmingfield

Michelle Hemmingfield

Senior project manager (development and networks)

Nat Gorodnitski

Nat Gorodnitski

Campaign manager (Ethical finance)

Odette Wills

Odette Wills

Senior project manager (food and farming)

Quinn Runkle

Quinn Runkle

Director of education

Rachel Drayson

Rachel Drayson

Head of research and impact

Rachel Soper

Rachel Soper

Senior project manager (engagement)

Rajneet Bharaj

Rajneet Bharaj

Project co-ordinator (Inclusion & Climate Justice, Education)

Sonya Peres

Sonya Peres

Senior project manager (education programmes)

Swetha Guruprasad

Swetha Guruprasad

Research coordinator

Tilly Jarvis

Tilly Jarvis

Senior project manager (food & farming)

Tori Morris

Tori Morris

Project manager (Education)

Tracy Lumb

Tracy Lumb

Senior project manager (wellbeing)

Zak Coleman

Zak Coleman

Campaign manager (Invest for Change)

Zoe Arnold

Zoe Arnold

Campaigns manager - Education

Student Staff:

Ailís Keyes

Ailís Keyes

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher)

Amber Amoo-Gottfried

Amber Amoo-Gottfried

Coordinator (Climate Action Plan)

Charlie Clift

Charlie Clift

Campaign Organiser (Teach the Future)

Django Perks

Django Perks

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher)

Emily Herbert

Emily Herbert

Wilding schools coordinator

Finlay McIlwraith

Finlay McIlwraith

Campaign Organiser (Teach the Future)

Francesca Hutchin

Francesca Hutchin

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher)

Gemma Sarigu

Gemma Sarigu

Climate Action Plan Coordinator

Jamie Burrell

Jamie Burrell

Chair (Future Forum)

Jodie Bailey-Ho

Jodie Bailey-Ho

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher) and DfE Youth Focal Point

Lisa Hoerning

Lisa Hoerning

Campaign Organiser (Teach the Future)

Liv Marshall

Liv Marshall

Campaign Organiser (Teach the Future)

Molly Scrase-Kings

Molly Scrase-Kings

Coordinator (Climate Action Plans)

Niamh Crisp-O'Brien

Niamh Crisp-O'Brien

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher)

Sachin Bhopal-Myers

Sachin Bhopal-Myers

Coordinator (Teach the Teacher)

Talia Hardie

Talia Hardie

Coordinator (Climate Action Plans)

Will Wale

Will Wale

DfE Youth Focal Point

SOS-International Staff:

Emily Swaddle

Emily Swaddle

Project manager (Green Office Movement)

Kelly Claeys

Kelly Claeys

Project manager (Green Impact)

Tobias Bartman

Tobias Bartman

Admin support

Trustees:

Carole Parkes

Carole Parkes

Trustee

Chloe Ferguson

Chloe Ferguson

Trustee

Dr Hazel Norman

Dr Hazel Norman

Chair of Trustees

Emma de Saram

Emma de Saram

Trustee

Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

Trustee

Harriet Williams

Harriet Williams

Trustee

Larissa Kennedy

Larissa Kennedy

SOS-UK President

Ludovico Caminati

Ludovico Caminati

Trustee

Scarlett Westbrook

Scarlett Westbrook

Trustee

Serene Esuruoso

Serene Esuruoso

Trustee

Our team is passionate about driving change for sustainability.

If you're interested in joining our team, please see our Job Vacancies.

Our values are:

  • Student-centred
  • Inclusive and supportive
  • Driven by social justice, anti-oppression and solidarity
  • Responsive, dynamic, flexible
  • Reliable and honest
  • Transparent and accountable
  • Team-focused and collaborative
  • Understanding and caring

Our family

SOS-UK is an education charity created by the student movement in 2019 in response to the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

We're proud to be members of SOS-International, joining student-led and student-focused organisations around the world to form a coordinated effort aiming to amplify the voices of students and influence global systemic change for sustainability.

We have separate governance and are financially independent from the National Union of Students (UK) although remain part of the broader NUS family, alongside Endsleigh Insurance and OneVoiceDigital.

SOS-UK is the charity partner of the TOTUM student discount scheme, using the donations made by students who sign up as members of TOTUM to deliver our transformational projects and campaigns.

Any wider partnerships will be considered under our partnerships policy.

Procurement

SOS-UK only provides services to other organisations and does not subcontract any work to third parties at a scale significant enough to warrant an official tender process.

Any procurement we do is small-scale and typically only involves buying-in goods or services that count as overheads e.g. stationery or digital design services. In these cases, we assess all prospective suppliers against the criteria outlined in the Ethical Code of Conduct of our partner organisation NUS, as well as against SOS-UK’s partnerships policy, to ensure our suppliers share our values.

We also obtain quotes from multiple suppliers to ensure we are getting value for money whilst paying due regard to their sustainability credentials.