NUS’ For Good platform has been created to empower students to innovate and progress environmental and ethical sustainability through meaningful research, projects and placements. Students are defined as students in higher education and those that have graduated through age 35.
Our For Good offerings give students opportunities to gain experience and knowledge of working in a variety of sectors to gain important employability skills and develop competencies as responsible citizens. Targeted research, projects and placements ensure organisations benefit from capacity building, bright ideas and creative solutions for progressing sustainability challenges.
We are a confederation of 600 students’ Unions, amounting to more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. NUS champions students to shape education and create a fairer and more prosperous society for everyone. Sustainability is a huge part of that.
We know that 80 per cent of students want their institution to be doing more on sustainability, and 60 per cent want to learn more about it. Despite the rise in tuition fees and the crash in the jobs market, these figures have stayed the same. This is an issue which students deeply care about.
Working across campuses, curriculums and communities, we help all students to leave their time in education as part of the solution to our social, economic and environmental problems.
Our vision on sustainability:
- A tertiary/higher 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.
Why the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development?
We are committed to helping students and practitioners around the planet connect to build more solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals.
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