September 24, 2021
The Green Impact Students’ Union (GISU) toolkit went live last month but it is not too late to sign up and take part in the programme.
September 23, 2021
SOS-UK, in partnership with the Woodland Trust, are relaunching the Students For Trees programme this year and we need a new Students For Trees Council - apply to join us as a Council member!
September 13, 2021
Do they fund the fossil fuel industry? Do they fund the arms trade? Do they fund immigration detention centres?
August 18, 2021
Our 2-year project called Homes Fit For Study (HFFS) will be delivered in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and will focus on helping students reduce their exposure to energy poverty.
August 16, 2021
An overview of the 2020-2021 Responsible Futures programme including support from Host Partnerships and updates on accreditations.
August 16, 2021
Through the case study of Growhampton, Ollie Cem explores how foraging can connect students to green spaces and what the benefits are for wellbeing, nutrition and climate resilience.
August 16, 2021
Is it fair to claim that our current food system is wasteful and unsustainable? Lyndon Wallace, Student Groups Coordinator at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union explores this question.
August 16, 2021
We are currently seeking institutions across the UK to take part in the second year of our SHAPE Sustainability Impact Projects applied learning initiative.
August 9, 2021
Individual students and student groups were nominated by their SU for showing leadership for sustainability.
August 5, 2021
Weigh to Go, supporting students and staff at Keele University to make more sustainable food choices
July 29, 2021
SOS-UK are excited to launch our new and developed offer for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) students’ unions for 2021/22.
July 26, 2021
Join us at the RED WoLF summer school virtual conference, where interdisciplinary groups of students will present their solutions to challenges related to renewable energy.
July 26, 2021
Through participating in Green Impact Students’ Unions (GISU), SUs demonstrate how they continue to lead on sustainability initiatives.
July 22, 2021
From the 23rd - 27th August, we will be celebrating the incredible achievements of Green Impact teams from across the healthcare sector.
July 22, 2021
Work with us in 2021-22, to respond to student demand and progress your ESD work.
June 21, 2021
Students, student representatives, educators and education professionals are calling on Education Ministers at their meeting on 22nd June 2021, in Sicily, to make climate education a priority.
June 2, 2021
Newly appointed SOS-UK Green Mentors in Southampton and Norfolk will be inspiring young people to make a difference in their communities as part of the national Green Influencers scheme.
May 24, 2021
Over half of trustees in the UK are retired, while less than 3% are under the age of 30. The Young Trustees Movement is working to change this.
May 19, 2021
SOS-UK is excited to announce a new Carbon Reduction Engagement programme in collaboration with the carbon footprinting and reduction tool Giki Zero.
May 17, 2021
Find out how in SOS-UK's new sustainable food guide for universities, colleges, students’ unions and students, written in collaboration with Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.
April 29, 2021
We've carried out research to support our Drug and Alcohol Impact programme and help improve student wellbeing on campuses through a harm reduction approach
April 27, 2021
SOS-UK is excited to launch our new and revamped tertiary education offer for 2021/22.
April 19, 2021
SOS-UK have teamed up with the Charity Feedback to call on universities to divest from industrial meat and dairy
April 13, 2021
UCEM-led webinar on Senior Leadership for Responsible Futures on sharing the importance of senior leadership support and top-down change to advance sustainability learning across a whole institution.
April 12, 2021
SOS-UK is hosting an exciting challenge-based summer school with RED WoLF where students from all disciplines will problem-solve challenges related to renewable energy.
April 8, 2021
SOS-UK are launching our 2021 monthly webinar series specifically for Green Impact teams.
March 24, 2021
Wasting food feeds climate change. Did you know food waste is actually one of the biggest contributors to climate change, more than flying?
March 22, 2021
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In took place 22nd February – 5th March 2021 and was the most successful campaign since the first Teach In in 2018!
March 22, 2021
This year, our host Responsible Futures partnerships De Montfort University and Students’ Union and the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) have been delivering webinars.
March 16, 2021
Research by Teach the Future has revealed that 70% of UK teachers have not received adequate training to educate students on climate change
March 1, 2021
Some Students’ Unions who participate in our programme, Green Impact Students' Unions, share how they have kept sustainability on the agenda this year.
February 26, 2021
We are super excited to share the news that Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have awarded SOS-UK three years of funding to set up Farming for Carbon & Nature!
February 24, 2021
The SOS-UK Learning Academy is our hub of learning and development, with a range of opportunities designed to progress sustainability across the education sector.
February 22, 2021
Over the past few years, SOS-UK has begun exploring decolonising and decarbonising education and how we can support students and institutions to advance this crucial work.
January 11, 2021
As Veganuary kicks off, a new and exciting scheme called Kale Yeah! launches to help university and college caterers plant-power their menus!
January 11, 2021
Join us on the 15h January for our final webinar of the Horizon 2020 SAVES 2 project (Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings)
December 14, 2020
Between 33% and 50% of all food produced globally is thrown away, join Olio to reduce food waste on campus.
November 24, 2020
The global food system accounts for 20-30% of greenhouse gas emissions with meat and dairy being significant contributors but is banning beef the answer to the climate emergency and the nature crisis?
September 1, 2020
Back in 2006 Student Switch Off was launched to reduce the carbon impact of students living in halls of residences. 14 years and 1.3 million engaged students later the campaign continues to influence
July 1, 2020
Student Switch Off ambassadors are key to promoting and embedding sustainable behaviours across their residences, achieving carbon reduction as well as building transferable skills for themselve
January 1, 2020
We asked students participating in Student Switch Off to share a sustainable New Year's resolution with us.
October 1, 2019
Student Switch Off is our international campaign encouraging student action on the climate crisis when living in university accommodation.
SOS-UK and ShareAction have collated responsible investment policies from UK universities in an accessible library, to support institutions to improve and develop investment practices.
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In is due to take place 22nd February - 5th March 2021, and 100 educators have now pledged to take part!
More than 40 students will present at the final conference of the SHAPE Sustainability Impact Project, led by SOS-UK and the British Academy.
We convened a roundtable for Higher Education (HE) senior leaders on responsible investment, and the important role universities can play in challenging the status quo.
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In is due to take place 22nd February - 5th March 2021!
The Students' Union at UWE share what they have been doing on sustainability so far this academic year.
Green Impact is one of SOS-UK's flagship sustainability engagement and change programmes. It supports organisations, staff and students in making tangible changes to their practices.
Our 2021 New Year's Resolution? Continue supporting Education for Sustainable Development.
We asked Holly, a Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA) at the University of York about volunteering with Green Impact in 2019-20, and what volunteering in 2020-21 looks like!
On 1st December 2020, 330 young people from 140 countries will send an open letter calling on world leaders to implement a set of realistic, yet progressive, youth-centred climate policies.
We are delighted to announce that, as of 22 October 2020, we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
Throughout the course of October, we showcased on Twitter a number of Black people who, along with countless others, are making inspiring contributions for environmental and social justice.
Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. Over five weekly episodes, the podcast will focus on the intersections of race, sexuality, class, gender, and ability.
SOS-UK, alongside NUS, UCU and People & Planet, are calling for ambitious carbon targets to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
We are delighted to announce our 2020-21 Host Partnerships for Responsible Futures.
Mock COP26 - a fully youth-led and inclusive online climate conference to fill the void of the postponed COP26 talks - begins in one month!
In 2010-11 we started a survey to understand more about student expectations and experiences of sustainability for their time in education. In 2019-20, we completed the 10th year of research.
This week, we launch our Invest for Change campaign: calling for universities to invest in the interests of students, not against them.
A year ago today SOS-UK came into being when we TUPE'd our sustainability team into the brand new charity we created, with the intention of us scaling up our sustainability work.
We've recently ran our first set of workshops through our newly launched Learning Academy.
We are running a Kickstarter placement scheme, with our friends at Change Agents UK for sustainability teams in the tertiary education sector.
We are delighted to announce the students' unions who have received our annual special GISU awards for 2019-20. Congratulations to Birmingham Guild of Students, Undeb Bangor and the SU at UWE.
SOS-UK are launching a monthly webinar series specifically for Green Impact teams
We're part of the Finding Your Feet campaign with NUS, TOTUM and Endsleigh
We asked students in further and higher education their views on climate change and the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
NUS and SOS-UK response to Nestle's decision to stop using Fairtrade cocoa and sugar in Kit Kat bars
Like many organisations, we have been reflecting further in recent weeks on our role in advancing racial justice as an organisation with a focus on climate justice.
Volunteer Collins shares his experience of taking part in SOS-UK projects and how learnings from this has encouraged him to involve students in the work of Clean Air One Atmosphere.
Since March, the UK experienced a dramatic shift in working practices that took place almost overnight. Over the past few months, we've been encouraged to work from home if we can, travel less..
SOS-UK stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and protesters across the world standing up to systematic racism and police brutality.
Following an almost nine year campaign led by People and Planet UoM, the University of Manchester have committed to full divestment from the fossil fuel industry by 2022.
Hatty Ruddick, of Manchester University and Students for Trees Council, is our guest blog writer this Mental Health Week.
Student campaigners successfully push the University of Oxford to divest from fossil fuels and follow a net-zero investment strategy.
In recent weeks we've seen society take enormous steps to look after one another in this time of crisis.
SOS-UK are excited to announce the launch of our new Learning Academy, designed to support our work in enabling more students to be learning and leading for sustainability.
In the recent unprecedented weeks with covid-19 protection measures including college closures, many My World My Home student teams have adapted their organising habits and projects.
Studying or working from home, travel restrictions, event cancellations, reduced face-to-face contact with friends and loved ones are all precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID.
Sasha Beswick shares how volunteering for Green Impact as a student has influenced their journey to work in the sustainability sector.
After careful consideration, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone our Students, Alcohol and Drugs conference 2020, which was due to take place on 19th May 2020.
At SOS-UK, we continue to monitor closely the developing situation regarding COVID-19 and comply with recommendations and instructions from UK health authorities.
At SOS-UK, we continue to monitor closely the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and comply with recommendations and instructions from UK health authorities.
During People & Planet's Go Green Week 2020, SOS-UK, NUS UK and People & Planet co-hosted and co-organised a webinar on Decolonising the University.
The University of Sheffield Human Resources department has recognised Green Impact as a workplace learning opportunity that benefits individuals & departments.
Returning for its 3rd year, the Students, Alcohol and Drugs Conference on 19th May 2020 at Liverpool Guild of Students offers workshops, talks and panel discussions.
Zamzam, SOS-UK and NUS UK president, reflects on a remarkable event in Parliament, engaging our MPs in the Teach the Future campaign with UKSCN.
As part of People & Planet's Go Green Week, the NUS and Students Organising for Sustainability, UK are co-hosting and organising a webinar exploring Decolonising the University.
The RecycleLeague competition has engaged over 39,000 students across 10 universities, and the University of Worcester has been named as recycling champions.
Student Switch Off is our sustainability engagement campaign for students in halls of residence. Resident volunteers help make the campaign a success, and build skills through their volunteering.
Over half of all UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuels, and participate in the just transition to a low-carbon world.