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National Union of Students

We are a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 percent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students' unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students. NUS champions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world. We promote, defend and extend student right and we fight discrimination, isolation and injustice.

Our sustainability team is committed to supporting students' unions in becoming hubs of sustainability and ensuring all students, regardless of their course or pathway, leave their education with the knowledge, skills and passion needed to be part of a sustainable and just future.

Green Impact is a change and engagement programme - it helps people understand sustainability and social responsibility, shows them what they can do to make a difference, and supports them in achieving these actions. It has been developed over the last ten years, using social change theory and NUS’ expertise to produce a cyclical model that works in all environments and workplaces, based on the themes of continual improvement, collaboration and meaningful change to establish new social norms and inspire people with the skills and passion needed to make a difference.

Students receive training to enable them to support and verify each programme aiding their own understanding of sustainability and social justice as well as their professional development.

Over 400 organisations have used the model to date to reach more than 100k people, 20k of whom have actively taken part in the programme. Over 2.5k students have been trained and participated too. For more information visit www.nus.org.uk/greenimpact.

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