May 31, 2023
Volunteers’ Week 2023 is 1st-7th June and is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities.
May 8, 2023
Every year, our Special Awards are given out by our Green Impact projects across the country to people and teams who go above and beyond for sustainability.
May 4, 2023
Sign-ups for 2023 launched: Speeding up diversity and inclusion in environmental charities.
April 28, 2023
A healthy smile shouldn’t cost the Earth: Our popular Green Impact programme has expanded further into primary health care with the launch of a national programme for dental practices.
April 25, 2023
Poor housing should not be a ‘rite of passage’ that anyone has to go through, and we have seen that students’ experience of housing has worsened over the past few years.
April 19, 2023
The second Responsible Futures support afternoon of the 2022-23 academic year took place on 23rd March. The 3-hour session explored ESD and Employability.
April 6, 2023
Hedgehogs are now on the Red List of threatened species in the UK. Save the date to donate to our HogBox campaign and give children the opportunity to save a species.
April 5, 2023
A guide from an international student about how to be more sustainable when moving to the UK.
March 22, 2023
Read about our experience at the Student Sustainability Summit 2023
March 17, 2023
We are excited to launch our latest support package to education institutions across the country! Our offer provides the resource and expertise you need to embed sustainability across your institution
March 14, 2023
Over three quarters of participants told us it’s important for children and young people to be prepared for climate change issues at school.
March 10, 2023
Students at Northgate High School are making great progress developing a tree nursery and orchard
March 8, 2023
The Learning Academy is designed to support our work in enabling more students to be learning and leading for sustainability.
March 3, 2023
Read about how SOS-UK is helping wildlife and how you can get involved to support the wildlife around you.
February 9, 2023
Our UNESCO-award winning Green Impact programme runs in universities, students' unions, healthcare, research institutes, local councils and cultural heritage.
January 26, 2023
Teach the Future volunteers visited parliament to host a drop-in briefing for MPs as our Climate Education Bill was being presented in parliament.
January 24, 2023
Find out about all of the sessions being run at this year's Student Sustainability Summit!
January 19, 2023
The 1.5 Degrees alternative league table, created by young people from Mock COP, is a global worst ranking of the top universities; assessing how badly they're preparing graduates for a 1.5C future.
December 22, 2022
The first support afternoon of the 2022-23 academic year took place on 6th December .The 3-hour session explored partnership working for education for sustainable development(ESD).
December 21, 2022
Read about How Farming Can Cool The Planet, a new project aimed at uniting young people to highlight the need for equal access to sustainable, nutritious and affordable food.
December 13, 2022
The RACE Report campaign reveals that just 7% of those working in the environmental charity sector identify as people of colour or ethnically minoritised groups, compared with a 14% nationally
December 13, 2022
A cheerful round-up of the Homes fit for study year
December 9, 2022
Students and young people worldwide are leading responses to the climate and ecological crisis, yet they are receiving little funding to support this.
November 24, 2022
Teach the Future has launched 'Curriculum for a Changing Climate: track changes review of the national curriculum for England'
November 22, 2022
Join us on February 7th 2023 at Lincoln Students’ Union for our ninth annual Student Sustainability Summit.
November 18, 2022
At COP27 we had a focus on meaningful youth presence, voice, and leadership through decision making, as well as advocating for climate education and implementation of the Mock COP treaty.
November 15, 2022
A short 'call to action' film highlighting the effects of the climate crisis on education
November 1, 2022
Last week we attended the Local Conference of Youth UK in Manchester. Jodie, a campaigner with Teach the Future and Mock COP delivered a speech about taking climate action as a young person.
October 31, 2022
Six Mock COP Campaign Coordinators and three SOS-UK core staff are attending COP27
October 26, 2022
SOS-UK are delighted to announce our 2022-23 Host Partnerships for Responsible Futures – University of Derby and Students’ Union and University of West England and Students’ Union.
October 7, 2022
The new Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund project at SOS-UK
September 20, 2022
We're taking part in a 7,767km non-stop relay from Glasgow, Scotland (Host of COP26) to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Host of COP27).
September 17, 2022
Are you a student passionate about trees and woodlands? Do you want to gain new skills and engage other students? Apply to join our Students For Trees Council for 2022-23!
September 16, 2022
As part of Green Impact Students’ Unions (GISU), participating SUs can nominate their students and student groups for recognition of their sustainability efforts from SOS-UK.
September 16, 2022
After this scorcher of a summer, the new term is finally here, meaning it’s the perfect time to reflect on the achievements of the Green Influencers in the last academic year.
September 12, 2022
The Big Hog-Friendly Litter Pick Challenge is back for 2022.
September 5, 2022
The Mock COP team have lots exciting plans for the coming months which we have been busy getting underway.
September 1, 2022
SOS-UK delivers Invest for Change ethical investment campaign training to elected student officers across the country
September 1, 2022
1000 copies of The Green Influencer, a climate-focused newspaper written by young people in Norfolk, are being distributed to libraries across the county this autumn.
August 10, 2022
New research on students and their relationship with alcohol and drugs
August 1, 2022
Through participating in Green Impact Students’ Unions (GISU), SUs demonstrate how they continue to lead on sustainability initiatives.
July 28, 2022
Read more about British Academy and SOS-UK's work to support arts and humanities students to use their knowledge and skills to solve real life sustainability problems.
July 26, 2022
New research on student experiences and thoughts around sustainability and education from longitudinal study
July 19, 2022
We are excited to launch our offer for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) students’ unions for 2022/23.
July 13, 2022
Our unique online toolkit software is getting an upgrade
June 15, 2022
Students supported to reduce home energy costs through peer-to-peer audits.
May 17, 2022
Read more about the 2022 Sustainable Development Goals Teach In - our biggest Teach In yet!
May 10, 2022
Meet some of SOS-UK’s newest team members and read about their experience of joining our growing team.
May 4, 2022
How food is produced is critical. When farms adopt climate and nature friendly farming practices, carbon can be stored, soil health can increase and nature can be restored.
April 27, 2022
Kamila Wernik, Student Hedgehog Ambassador at Cardiff University, tells us what it's like taking part in a hedgehog survey on campus.
April 26, 2022
We’re applying for funding to run a pilot programme bringing people, plants and wildlife onto UK university and college campuses – would you like your university or college to be part of it?
April 19, 2022
We are delighted to launch our tertiary education offer for 2022-23
April 19, 2022
Find out more about our Food and Farming Network and how you can get involved.
April 11, 2022
Power for People is campaigning for the Local Electricity Bill to be made law, which would unblock community renewable energy in the UK. Read about Yasmin's experience as an intern there.
April 8, 2022
An update from the Learning Academy, our training and events programme which supports staff and students to learn about and lead on sustainability.
April 7, 2022
This World Health Day (7th April) will “focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.”
April 6, 2022
Students are particularly affected by the cost of living crisis as they have lower-incomes, limited experience of renting and often live in poorly maintained, draughty properties.
April 5, 2022
New research shows that despite recent initiatives, people of colour remain underrepresented in the environment sector
March 31, 2022
The Drug & Alcohol Impact Pilot - 18 months in, what have we learnt?
March 31, 2022
Join us online on 8th June 2022 for our annual Student, Drug and Alcohol Conference to explore the issues surrounding alcohol and drug use in students.
March 28, 2022
Read about Glasgow School of Art's "Meat is Methane" project brief - an excellent example of Education for Sustainable Development.
March 22, 2022
See SOS-UK's latest update on our safe working practices in response to the COVID-19
March 22, 2022
We’re pleased to announce that Royal Holloway, University of London and Royal Holloway Students’ Union have received NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation. This reflects the dedication and commitment of bo
March 21, 2022
Everywhere you look companies are making statements on environmental and social justice issues - but where is the action? How can we use AGMs to push for change?
March 16, 2022
Our For Good platform is supporting People and Planet’s Fossil Free Careers Campaign by adopting an Ethical Careers Policy. Read more about why we’re doing this!
March 2, 2022
The Field Studies Council are offering discounts for SOS-UK student networks on their practical biodiversity training
February 28, 2022
The 2022 SDG Teach In has started! Learn more about the campaign and how to get your institution on the SDG Teach In Leaderboard.
February 18, 2022
Learn more about our new workshop, Decolonising, Decarbonising and Democratising education, and why these processes are crucial in realising climate justice.
February 15, 2022
Read a summary of two key research studies on student views and opinions on climate change and COP26, carried out before and after COP26
February 14, 2022
Help us by sharing your stories of switching banks for climate!
February 11, 2022
2021's national award winners are...
January 26, 2022
Teachers & students call for reform as MPs vote on Climate Education Bill
January 19, 2022
Join our event to find out about sustainable mobility
January 14, 2022
Young people globally have been lobbying their governments for greater climate ambition.
January 4, 2022
In November 2021, we conducted a survey on student opinions on spiking in the UK. Read about our key findings and conclusions.
December 17, 2021
Introducing the Host Partnership of 2021-22 - Manchester Metropolitan University and Students' Union.
December 16, 2021
Thank you to everyone who has been part of SOS-UK's work in 2021. Here's a summary of our reach and impact for the year.
December 13, 2021
Find out what SOS-UK did to mark Alcohol Alcohol Awareness Week 2021
December 8, 2021
Read our response to the government's 10-year drug strategy "From Harm to Hope"
December 6, 2021
The 2022 SDG Teach In is launching! The campaign calls on educators to pledge to include the SDGs, in their teaching and learning and will take place 21st February- 4th March, 2022.
December 2, 2021
In October 2021, we took on seven new members of staff at SOS-UK, growing our passionate team. Read how some of them found their first month working at SOS-UK...
November 30, 2021
Staff from SOS-UK who attended COP26 share their experience
November 16, 2021
Despite what it seems, drinking alcohol is only a small part of student life, find out ways to build relationships without the hangover.
November 15, 2021
We've just published our new partnerships policy - find out who we will and won't work with, and why.
November 12, 2021
SOS-UK in partnership with Smart Energy GB will be running a Smart Meter Action Week on our social media channels between the 15th-19th of November 2021.
November 10, 2021
Sometimes it just takes an idea, and the drive to get started, to create something which can benefit a small community in a big way. Learn about Beetbox a food coop at the University of Kent.
November 8, 2021
10 leading universities, alongside 16 charitable foundations, are today launching a declaration calling for minimum climate standards from their investment managers.
November 3, 2021
A smart meter could help alleviate worries about energy costs. We have microgrants of up to £50 each available to support your ideas to share the benefits of smart meters with your friends!
November 2, 2021
Announcement of the Student Sustainability Summit 2021 (22nd/23rd Nov) agenda!
November 1, 2021
Calling all involved in SOS-UK's work. WIN an ethical food box worth £15 or £35 as part of our COP26 action week, 1st - 7th Nov 2021!
October 27, 2021
The British Academy and SOS-UK have just launched the collaborative ‘SHAPE Sustainability Impact Projects’ with six institutions across the UK.
October 14, 2021
SOS-UK are supporting students to mobilise at COP26! Check out events we're running in Glasgow with students and youth activists from across the climate movement.
October 13, 2021
SOS-UK has successfully hired four Kickstarters through Race for Nature. Meet the team and find out more about what they've been up to!
October 7, 2021
We asked students in further and higher education their views on climate change and the COP26 negotiations.
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 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.