My World, My Home: organising and empowering FE students

Thursday 27-04-2017 - 11:30

NUS and Friends of the Earth are set to launch a programme to engage and empower Further Education students through campaigning. 

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My World, My Home – funded by the Big Lottery through the Our Bright Future fund - will launch in June in twelve colleges in England and Wales. Students in the South Wales/Bristol area, Nottinghamshire and adjoining counties, and London will be trained up as community campaigners on social justice, sustainability and nature issues. 

Over three and a half years, the project will empower 160 students to deliver 60 impactful local campaigns and projects, reaching 6,500 people. The 160 students will have the opportunity to gain the coveted Open College Network Community Campaigning qualification outside of their formal study programme. 

NUS and Friends of the Earth are now looking for colleges in the three defined geographical areas to participate. As this is a fully-funded programme, there is no financial cost to the participating colleges. 

If you are from one of the three areas and are interested - and think your students’ union will be interested too - please contact Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability at NUS. The deadline to express your interest is Friday 12 May 2017. 

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