Further Education

A new Green Impact pilot for colleges and other FE providers

Students across further education are passionate about embedding sustainability into their education experience, but FE students’ unions often struggle to find capacity to take meaningful action.

That’s why we’ve made a new Green Impact programme especially for colleges and other FE providers. We're piloting it for 2016/17 in partnership with the Association of Colleges. The programme's been designed to be a one-stop-shop for sustainability and social responsibility change across your college, covering student engagement and campaigns, environmental management and curriculum reform.

Most importantly of all, it's designed so colleges and FE students' unions can take action together in partnership, with the scheme designed specifically to thrive across further education.

We'll give you tons of support

As with all other of our sustainability schemes, we'll be here to help you every step of the way.

We’ll support colleges by delivering a dynamic support package of webinars, online training, support sessions, resources and news items, ensuring those involved have everything they need to make the programme a success.

At the end of the academic year, colleges will invite some of their own students to become auditors for the programme. They will be trained online to review the work the college has taken, and will analyse evidence to see how progress has been made on sustainability, with NUS' support of course. 

After the audits, the achievements for the year will be celebrated at an awards event. Ethically sourced awards for those achieving bronze, silver or gold (as well as any special award winners) will be presented as well as certificates for auditors. 

Get started today

By combining the best parts of all of our sustainability projects and campaigns, and making sure it's all appropriate for a further education context, we hope this new Green Impact programme will transform the sustainability agenda across FE over the years to come.

We're piloting this scheme for 2016/17 in partnership with the Association of Colleges. If you're interested in finding out more, you can read the full concept and programme outline, watch the recently recorded introductory video, or, just fill in your details below and we'll be in touch.