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Student Engagement in Residences

Engagement activities for students in residences & PBSAs
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Aim

Mass engagement of students in halls of residence and purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) through improving sustainability literacy and introducing life-long sustainable living habits.

"Volunteering for the campaign has been a great learning experience and a good way to connect with students who share similar values, this made me feel more hopeful for the future." - Campaign Volunteer 2020-21

About the Campaign

SOS-UK’s multi award-winning Residence Engagement Campaign engages students in residences and purpose built student accommodation on environmental and social sustainability and introduces life-long sustainable living habits.

The engagement activities communicate practical advice to achieve quantifiable energy, waste and water reductions.

The campaign builds students’ foundation of sustainability knowledge and literacy, focusing on enhancing student skills and experience, mobilising students to lead on sustainability initiatives.

Participating universities and PBSAs run an overall competition with an end of year prize as part of the campaign to help build and mobilise the student community.

> View the full campaign details and costings.

If you are a student, visit our Sustainable Accommodation pages.

Stand-alone options

Wellbeing Sprints

Whilst living in residences or PBSAs, students can be supported via our wellbeing sprints to take action and increase awareness of a range of wellbeing topics, enhancing their residential experience.

Across the academic year SOS-UK will run three Wellbeing Sprints focused around different themes:

  • Alcohol Harm Reduction (October 2022)
  • Community Sprint (January 2023)
  • Self-care Sprint (May 2023)

This work builds upon the years of experience SOS-UK have improving student health and wellbeing as a core part of our vision for a more just and sustainable society. SOS-UK will deliver the sprints either in conjunction with the Residence Engagement Campaign or run as an independent stand-alone option. Find out more about our work on Alcohol, Drugs and Student Wellbeing.

Recycling Audits

Recycling audits in student residences and PBSAs provide a visual check of student recycling and waste segregation at key points in the year to both feedback performance to students, and to provide a greater understanding on recycling habits. Students are incentivised and informed on how and why to improve correct waste segregation. SOS-UK can deliver the audits either in conjunction with the Residence Engagement Campaign or run as an independent stand-alone option.

> View the full campaign details and costings.

Interested in finding out what national engagement programmes we run in in the private rented sector? View our Homes Fit For Study page.

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