March 31, 2022
Join us online on 8th June 2022 for our annual Student, Drug and Alcohol Conference to explore the issues surrounding alcohol and drug use in students.
March 28, 2022
Read about Glasgow School of Art's "Meat is Methane" project brief - an excellent example of Education for Sustainable Development.
March 22, 2022
See SOS-UK's latest update on our safe working practices in response to the COVID-19
March 22, 2022
We’re pleased to announce that Royal Holloway, University of London and Royal Holloway Students’ Union have received NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation. This reflects the dedication and commitment of bo
March 21, 2022
Everywhere you look companies are making statements on environmental and social justice issues - but where is the action? How can we use AGMs to push for change?
March 16, 2022
Our For Good platform is supporting People and Planet’s Fossil Free Careers Campaign by adopting an Ethical Careers Policy. Read more about why we’re doing this!
March 2, 2022
The Field Studies Council are offering discounts for SOS-UK student networks on their practical biodiversity training
February 28, 2022
The 2022 SDG Teach In has started! Learn more about the campaign and how to get your institution on the SDG Teach In Leaderboard.
February 18, 2022
Learn more about our new workshop, Decolonising, Decarbonising and Democratising education, and why these processes are crucial in realising climate justice.
February 15, 2022
Read a summary of two key research studies on student views and opinions on climate change and COP26, carried out before and after COP26
February 14, 2022
Help us by sharing your stories of switching banks for climate!
February 11, 2022
2021's national award winners are...
January 26, 2022
Teachers & students call for reform as MPs vote on Climate Education Bill
January 19, 2022
Join our event to find out about sustainable mobility
January 14, 2022
Young people globally have been lobbying their governments for greater climate ambition.
January 4, 2022
In November 2021, we conducted a survey on student opinions on spiking in the UK. Read about our key findings and conclusions.
December 17, 2021
Introducing the Host Partnership of 2021-22 - Manchester Metropolitan University and Students' Union.
December 16, 2021
Thank you to everyone who has been part of SOS-UK's work in 2021. Here's a summary of our reach and impact for the year.
December 13, 2021
Find out what SOS-UK did to mark Alcohol Alcohol Awareness Week 2021
December 8, 2021
Read our response to the government's 10-year drug strategy "From Harm to Hope"
December 6, 2021
The 2022 SDG Teach In is launching! The campaign calls on educators to pledge to include the SDGs, in their teaching and learning and will take place 21st February- 4th March, 2022.
December 2, 2021
In October 2021, we took on seven new members of staff at SOS-UK, growing our passionate team. Read how some of them found their first month working at SOS-UK...
November 30, 2021
Staff from SOS-UK who attended COP26 share their experience
November 16, 2021
Despite what it seems, drinking alcohol is only a small part of student life, find out ways to build relationships without the hangover.
November 15, 2021
We've just published our new partnerships policy - find out who we will and won't work with, and why.
November 12, 2021
SOS-UK in partnership with Smart Energy GB will be running a Smart Meter Action Week on our social media channels between the 15th-19th of November 2021.
November 10, 2021
Sometimes it just takes an idea, and the drive to get started, to create something which can benefit a small community in a big way. Learn about Beetbox a food coop at the University of Kent.
November 8, 2021
10 leading universities, alongside 16 charitable foundations, are today launching a declaration calling for minimum climate standards from their investment managers.
November 3, 2021
A smart meter could help alleviate worries about energy costs. We have microgrants of up to £50 each available to support your ideas to share the benefits of smart meters with your friends!
November 2, 2021
Announcement of the Student Sustainability Summit 2021 (22nd/23rd Nov) agenda!
November 1, 2021
Calling all involved in SOS-UK's work. WIN an ethical food box worth £15 or £35 as part of our COP26 action week, 1st - 7th Nov 2021!
October 27, 2021
The British Academy and SOS-UK have just launched the collaborative ‘SHAPE Sustainability Impact Projects’ with six institutions across the UK.
October 14, 2021
SOS-UK are supporting students to mobilise at COP26! Check out events we're running in Glasgow with students and youth activists from across the climate movement.
October 13, 2021
SOS-UK has successfully hired four Kickstarters through Race for Nature. Meet the team and find out more about what they've been up to!
October 7, 2021
We asked students in further and higher education their views on climate change and the COP26 negotiations.
September 24, 2021
The Green Impact Students’ Union (GISU) toolkit went live last month but it is not too late to sign up and take part in the programme.
September 13, 2021
Do they fund the fossil fuel industry? Do they fund the arms trade? Do they fund immigration detention centres?
August 18, 2021
Our 2-year project called Homes Fit For Study (HFFS) will be delivered in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and will focus on helping students reduce their exposure to energy poverty.
August 16, 2021
Through the case study of Growhampton, Ollie Cem explores how foraging can connect students to green spaces and what the benefits are for wellbeing, nutrition and climate resilience.
August 16, 2021
Is it fair to claim that our current food system is wasteful and unsustainable? Lyndon Wallace, Student Groups Coordinator at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union explores this question.
August 16, 2021
We are currently seeking institutions across the UK to take part in the second year of our SHAPE Sustainability Impact Projects applied learning initiative.
August 16, 2021
An overview of the 2020-2021 Responsible Futures programme including support from Host Partnerships and updates on accreditations.
August 9, 2021
Individual students and student groups were nominated by their SU for showing leadership for sustainability.
August 5, 2021
Weigh to Go, supporting students and staff at Keele University to make more sustainable food choices
July 29, 2021
SOS-UK are excited to launch our new and developed offer for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) students’ unions for 2021/22.
July 26, 2021
Join us at the RED WoLF summer school virtual conference, where interdisciplinary groups of students will present their solutions to challenges related to renewable energy.
July 26, 2021
Through participating in Green Impact Students’ Unions (GISU), SUs demonstrate how they continue to lead on sustainability initiatives.
July 22, 2021
From the 23rd - 27th August, we will be celebrating the incredible achievements of Green Impact teams from across the healthcare sector.
July 22, 2021
Work with us in 2021-22, to respond to student demand and progress your ESD work.
June 21, 2021
Students, student representatives, educators and education professionals are calling on Education Ministers at their meeting on 22nd June 2021, in Sicily, to make climate education a priority.
June 2, 2021
Newly appointed SOS-UK Green Mentors in Southampton and Norfolk will be inspiring young people to make a difference in their communities as part of the national Green Influencers scheme.
May 24, 2021
Over half of trustees in the UK are retired, while less than 3% are under the age of 30. The Young Trustees Movement is working to change this.
May 19, 2021
SOS-UK is excited to announce a new Carbon Reduction Engagement programme in collaboration with the carbon footprinting and reduction tool Giki Zero.
May 17, 2021
Find out how in SOS-UK's new sustainable food guide for universities, colleges, students’ unions and students, written in collaboration with Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.
April 29, 2021
We've carried out research to support our Drug and Alcohol Impact programme and help improve student wellbeing on campuses through a harm reduction approach
April 27, 2021
SOS-UK is excited to launch our new and revamped tertiary education offer for 2021/22.
April 19, 2021
SOS-UK have teamed up with the Charity Feedback to call on universities to divest from industrial meat and dairy
April 13, 2021
UCEM-led webinar on Senior Leadership for Responsible Futures on sharing the importance of senior leadership support and top-down change to advance sustainability learning across a whole institution.
April 12, 2021
SOS-UK is hosting an exciting challenge-based summer school with RED WoLF where students from all disciplines will problem-solve challenges related to renewable energy.
March 24, 2021
Wasting food feeds climate change. Did you know food waste is actually one of the biggest contributors to climate change, more than flying?
March 22, 2021
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In took place 22nd February – 5th March 2021 and was the most successful campaign since the first Teach In in 2018!
March 22, 2021
This year, our host Responsible Futures partnerships De Montfort University and Students’ Union and the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) have been delivering webinars.
March 16, 2021
Research by Teach the Future has revealed that 70% of UK teachers have not received adequate training to educate students on climate change
March 1, 2021
Some Students’ Unions who participate in our programme, Green Impact Students' Unions, share how they have kept sustainability on the agenda this year.
February 26, 2021
We are super excited to share the news that Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have awarded SOS-UK three years of funding to set up Farming for Carbon & Nature!
February 24, 2021
The SOS-UK Learning Academy is our hub of learning and development, with a range of opportunities designed to progress sustainability across the education sector.
February 22, 2021
Over the past few years, SOS-UK has begun exploring decolonising and decarbonising education and how we can support students and institutions to advance this crucial work.
January 11, 2021
As Veganuary kicks off, a new and exciting scheme called Kale Yeah! launches to help university and college caterers plant-power their menus!
January 11, 2021
Join us on the 15h January for our final webinar of the Horizon 2020 SAVES 2 project (Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings)
December 14, 2020
Between 33% and 50% of all food produced globally is thrown away, join Olio to reduce food waste on campus.
November 24, 2020
The global food system accounts for 20-30% of greenhouse gas emissions with meat and dairy being significant contributors but is banning beef the answer to the climate emergency and the nature crisis?
September 1, 2020
Back in 2006 Student Switch Off was launched to reduce the carbon impact of students living in halls of residences. 14 years and 1.3 million engaged students later the campaign continues to influence
July 1, 2020
Student Switch Off ambassadors are key to promoting and embedding sustainable behaviours across their residences, achieving carbon reduction as well as building transferable skills for themselve
June 18, 2020
Volunteer Collins shares his experience of taking part in SOS-UK projects and how learnings from this has encouraged him to involve students in the work of Clean Air One Atmosphere.
March 30, 2020
In light of the recent allegations against Starbucks, we have written a piece on the world of coffee.
March 9, 2020
Awareness that single use vessels are a real problem is high, but there is a lot of confusion around how to best introduce solutions that work.
January 1, 2020
We asked students participating in Student Switch Off to share a sustainable New Year's resolution with us.
December 11, 2019
Having enough vegan and vegetarian options on your menu is not only good for business but for creating a more sustainable future.
November 15, 2019
Feedback from the annual event, this year themed "Positive responses to the ecological emergency"
October 1, 2019
Student Switch Off is our international campaign encouraging student action on the climate crisis when living in university accommodation.
SOS-UK and ShareAction have collated responsible investment policies from UK universities in an accessible library, to support institutions to improve and develop investment practices.
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In is due to take place 22nd February - 5th March 2021, and 100 educators have now pledged to take part!
More than 40 students will present at the final conference of the SHAPE Sustainability Impact Project, led by SOS-UK and the British Academy.
We convened a roundtable for Higher Education (HE) senior leaders on responsible investment, and the important role universities can play in challenging the status quo.
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In is due to take place 22nd February - 5th March 2021!
The Students' Union at UWE share what they have been doing on sustainability so far this academic year.
Green Impact is one of SOS-UK's flagship sustainability engagement and change programmes. It supports organisations, staff and students in making tangible changes to their practices.
Our 2021 New Year's Resolution? Continue supporting Education for Sustainable Development.
We asked Holly, a Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA) at the University of York about volunteering with Green Impact in 2019-20, and what volunteering in 2020-21 looks like!
On 1st December 2020, 330 young people from 140 countries will send an open letter calling on world leaders to implement a set of realistic, yet progressive, youth-centred climate policies.
We are delighted to announce that, as of 22 October 2020, we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
Throughout the course of October, we showcased on Twitter a number of Black people who, along with countless others, are making inspiring contributions for environmental and social justice.
Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. Over five weekly episodes, the podcast will focus on the intersections of race, sexuality, class, gender, and ability.
SOS-UK, alongside NUS, UCU and People & Planet, are calling for ambitious carbon targets to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
We are delighted to announce our 2020-21 Host Partnerships for Responsible Futures.
Mock COP26 - a fully youth-led and inclusive online climate conference to fill the void of the postponed COP26 talks - begins in one month!
In 2010-11 we started a survey to understand more about student expectations and experiences of sustainability for their time in education. In 2019-20, we completed the 10th year of research.
This week, we launch our Invest for Change campaign: calling for universities to invest in the interests of students, not against them.