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Wed 14 Apr 2021
The Student Experience Awards 2021- Shortlist announced!
Tue 13 Apr 2021
In September 2020, The Students’ Union ran a survey to find out more about your thoughts, priorities, and concerns surrounding sustainability. Over 500 of you completed this- thank you! The results have helped shape our activity for this year and The Students’ Union sustainability strategy.
Mon 12 Apr 2021
In last year’s NUS Sustainability Skills survey, 91% of participating UWE students agreed that ‘sustainable development is something which all universities should actively incorporate and promote’. A further 81%, felt that ‘using resources efficiently to limit the impact on the environment and other people’ was an important skill to future employers. This shows how important sustainability is to students at UWE Bristol.
Mon 29 Mar 2021
Find out more about why bats are so important to a sustainable future and what you can do to protect them in this blog. This is written by a UWE Bristol student who’s started a campaign called Bristol’s Bats.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the student-led Sustainability Committee would like to share books we’ve found powerful to read. These books cater to a wide-ranging audience, from non-fiction to fiction, easy reads to interesting reads, and empowering to heart-breaking reads. These suggestions were made by the Sustainability Committee.
This March, the student-led Sustainability Committee ran their campaign, Let’s Talk Trash. This explored how we can reduce our waste across five different areas: food, fashion, recycling, plastic and zero-waste living.
Mon 15 Mar 2021
UWE Bristol is now a silver-accredited Hedgehog Friendly Campus. We're so pleased to say that a fantastic team of students, alongside the Grounds Team and The Students' Union.
Fri 12 Mar 2021
As part of Let's Talk Trash campaign week, we've partnered with Bristol zero waste shops to offer 10% student discount from 15th - 22nd March
Wed 24 Feb 2021
As part of LGBT+ History Month, we're celebrating LGBT+ environmentalists. This blog post brings together a collection of people, organisations, articles and podcasts to highlight the intersections of LGBT+ with the climate crisis and sustainability.
Mon 15 Feb 2021
Whether you have 5 minutes for a couple of hours, here are our favourite routes round Ashton Court from Bower Ashton Campus.
Wed 03 Feb 2021
This year a fantastic 413 UWE students took part in the NUS Sustainability Skills Survey to let us know your priorities, attitudes, and interests. We’re now gearing up to take your responses on board and create positive change at UWE. Read some of the highlights from the survey here.
Thu 28 Jan 2021
Ever thought about giving a reusable period product a go, but have no idea how they work? In this blog post, two members of the student-led Sustainability Committee review their experiences with reusable period underwear and a menstrual cup.
Wed 09 Dec 2020
Sustainability is one of the biggest buzz words of the decade and most would associate it with having a low impact on the natural environment by: burning fewer fossil fuels; producing less waste and responsibly sourcing our meals.
Fri 20 Nov 2020
Earlier this month, The Students’ Union Sustainability Officer Vanique Krugerand your VP Community and Welfare Ubong Ante attended the annual NUS Sustainability Summit. In this blog post, they share their reflections and learnings from the summit.
Mon 09 Nov 2020
Last academic year, we self-assessed how period-friendly The Students’ Union is and what more we could do for our students and staff.
Fri 23 Oct 2020
The Green Team is a group of students who work together to create change at the university and in the wider community. We’d like to tell you about the sustainability activities we got up to during Welcome 2020! Thank you to all those who have joined us virtually during this time, we’re looking forward to meeting more of you over the year.
Thu 10 Sep 2020
The Students’ Union at UWE is delighted to have been awarded the Highest Scoring Students’ Union in our Green Impact submission for the fourth year in a row. Green Impact is a sustainability and social responsibility programme run by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK).
Tue 11 Aug 2020
The Students’ Union at UWE is delighted to announce we have been awarded ‘Excellent’ in our Green Impact submission for the 2019/20 academic year. This is the highest rating that can be achieved.
Wed 29 Jul 2020
Now we know that you can’t go anywhere at the moment without hearing the words ‘Staycation’, but with 2020 throwing the biggest of curve balls, staying local really is the best option.
Fri 10 Jul 2020
Thanks to the support of UWE Bristol students, the local community and staff, The Students’ Union at UWE’s RAG Team has raised £97,461 since the start of September.