This campaign seeks to engage college and sixth-form students to consider sustainability when opening their first bank account.
Many of our banks still pour huge amounts of money into destructive industries like fossil fuels and weapons, however it could be used as a force for good instead - check out our video below for background!
We are offering a free workshop aimed at college and sixth-forms to engage students on the area.
The session will look at the history of banks, the current issues with our banking system and what we can do about it. We’ll explore some of the harmful practices that big corporate banks are involved with, and look at examples where banks or similar institutions are doing things differently.
Students will get the chance to think about what they consider when choosing a bank account and look at how to spot a more ethical bank. We have also published a complementary student-friendly guide on the area.
We are looking to deliver workshops during the 2020/21 summer term and 2021/22 autumn term until December 2021 when our funding for the campaign ends.
Suggested length of two hours (including breaks). However, we can be flexible to meet your requirements e.g. condensing slightly or splitting the workshop into halves over different weeks.
Virtual and delivered by two SOS-UK facilitators. We hope to also recruit student ambassadors for the campaign who can be involved in delivering future workshops.
Find out more
Please contact us if you are a college or sixth-form wanting to express an interest in hosting a workshop.
Are you are a student interested in getting more involved in the campaign and promoting ethical banking to others?
We are looking for ambassadors to help promote the campaign. Some things you could get involved in include:
Please get in touch to find out more!
We have a produced a few resources, which are free for everyone to use.
A six-page banking guide for students: https://www.sos-uk.org/resources-file/banking-with-who-guide
A video (3.5mins) giving an overview of the campaign, including some of the issues and possible solutions: https://youtu.be/EDmL4EN0oyQ
We have produced a guide to support outreach on social media: https://sos-uk.webo.family/index.php/s/sd6Eoz7qWGaj3Ex
Branding, student guide design and video animation done by Paper Rhino.
Get in touch if you are a college or sixth-form expressing an interest in hosting a workshop; or a student wanting to become an ambassador for the campaign