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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.

Our 2020/21 Impact Report

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

Core staff:

Alex Day

Alex Day

Aqeel Kapasi

Aqeel Kapasi

Bethany Holmes

Bethany Holmes

Celine Clark

Celine Clark

Emma Lewins

Emma Lewins

Franceska Fisher

Franceska Fisher

Grace Corn

Grace Corn

Holly Jenkins

Holly Jenkins

Jack Di Francesco

Jack Di Francesco

Jade Monroe

Jade Monroe

Jamie Agombar

Jamie Agombar

Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton

Jo Wilkinson

Jo Wilkinson

Joanna Romanowicz

Joanna Romanowicz

Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor

Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor

Marta Nowicka

Marta Nowicka

Meg Baker

Meg Baker

Mel Kee

Mel Kee

Michelle Hemmingfield

Michelle Hemmingfield

Nat Gorodnitski

Nat Gorodnitski

Odette Wills

Odette Wills

Patricia Izebhor

Patricia Izebhor

Quinn Runkle

Quinn Runkle

Rachel Drayson

Rachel Drayson

Rachel Soper

Rachel Soper

Rajneet Bharaj

Rajneet Bharaj

Sonya Peres

Sonya Peres

Swetha Guruprasad

Swetha Guruprasad

Tilly Jarvis

Tilly Jarvis

Tori Morris

Tori Morris

Tracy Lumb

Tracy Lumb

Zak Coleman

Zak Coleman

Zoe Arnold

Zoe Arnold

Student Staff:

Aishwarya Puttur

Aishwarya Puttur

Alyson Mackay

Alyson Mackay

Amanullah Porag

Amanullah Porag

Charlie Sweetman

Charlie Sweetman

Grace Cooper

Grace Cooper

Jodie Bailey-Ho

Jodie Bailey-Ho

Josh Tregale

Josh Tregale

Kelo Uchendu

Kelo Uchendu

Lívia Pinaso

Lívia Pinaso

Maya Hoare

Maya Hoare

Mohab Sherif

Mohab Sherif

Robbie Kirk

Robbie Kirk

Saher Baig

Saher Baig

Scarlett Westbrook

Scarlett Westbrook

Shreya K.C.

Shreya K.C.

Stella Orrin

Stella Orrin

Zanny Bexley

Zanny Bexley

Trustees:

Carole Parkes

Carole Parkes

Ellen Fearon

Ellen Fearon

Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

Harriet Williams

Harriet Williams

Larissa Kennedy

Larissa Kennedy

Richard Dunne

Richard Dunne

Serene Esuruoso

Serene Esuruoso

Zamzam Ibrahim

Zamzam Ibrahim

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.

SOS-UK also employs a staff member to support NUS with its ethical supply chain work through the NUS purchasing consortium for students’ unions. This work better informs SOS-UK’s approach to this area e.g. when it conducts ethical screenings for potential funders or suppliers.