Vision and Mission

Our vision on sustainability:

A tertiary education sector that equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make the world a better place.

Students are routinely provided with learning opportunities that are interdisciplinary and enquiry-based, exploring grand challenges and global citizenship perspectives, developing critical thinking skills and political agency.

Students leave with a desire and willingness to tackle social, economic and environmental issues, and go on to provide societal leadership that creates a more socially responsible and sustainable future.

Our mission on sustainability:

NUS will provide leadership on social responsibility and sustainability in the sector.

We will research sector trends and deliver impactful change programmes that create a national network of supporters. NUS will enable and empower our supporters to progress the agenda at their institutions, and support students’ unions to develop transformational student-led interventions.

We will use our convening power to bring stakeholders together locally, nationally and internationally, and progressively influence politicians and policy.