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The Students' Union is awarded excellent accreditation for green impact (again)

Tue 06 Jul 2021

The Students’ Union at UWE is delighted to announce we have been awarded ‘Excellent’ in our Green Impact submission for the 2020/21 academic year. This is the highest rating that can be achieved.

The Student Experience Awards 2021 Shortlist!

Wed 14 Apr 2021

The Student Experience Awards 2021- Shortlist announced!

The Students' Union Sustainability Survey Results

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.

Divestment update from UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union at UWE

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.

Bristol’s Bats: student campaign

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.

Books to read for Women’s History Month from the Sustainability Committee

Mon 29 Mar 2021

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.

Let’s Talk Trash campaign: what you can do

Mon 29 Mar 2021

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.

UWE Bristol is a Silver Hedgehog Friendly Campus

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.

Zero Waste shops: student discount

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

10 LGBT+ Sustainability People, Businesses and Articles to Check Out

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.

Ashton Court Walks

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.

NUS Sustainability Skills Survey Results

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.

Sustainable Period Product Reviews

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.

Sustainability Design for All

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.

NUS Sustainability Summit 2020

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.

How The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol are working to tackle period poverty

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.

Sustainability in Welcome 2020

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.

We are the highest scoring Students' Union at the Green Impact Awards!

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).

The Students' Union is awarded an Excellent Accreditation for Green Impact

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.