Sustainability Survey

Sustainability Survey 

We want to hear from you!

Have your chance to win £500 cash!

All UWE Bristol students can be in with a chance of winning £500 by completing NUS (National Union of Students) online confidential survey about your time at university and the skills you develop for getting a job. Survey open to all current students.

The short survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. The closing date is 5th November 2017 and you will be entered into a draw to win £500 or one of 10 £50 runner-up prizes.

To take part in the survey log on to


What you previously told us

The Students’ Union at UWE and NUS (National Union of Students) conducted a short survey with students to find out your attitudes towards, and expectations on, social responsibility and sustainability within and outside the curriculum at UWE.

Thank you to all who took part in the survey – we have over 700 responses.

Key Findings

Completions = 729

89% of  students that took the survey either agree or strongly agree that universities should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development.

71% of students either agreed or strongly agreed that they would like to learn more about sustainable development.

58% if students agree or strongly agree that sustainable development is important for their employability.

51 % of students would be more like to engage with extra curricula activity if they had the opportunity to learn new skills.

One of the most important findings from the survey was that students have actively agreed that the university should be promoting sustainable development and they would like to learn about it whilst at university. We are going to use these strong statistics when applying for funding to continue the Green Team programme which supports student led sustainability activity. 

The survey showed that students were most likely to engage with extra curricula activity is the activity provided them with the opportunity to learn more skills. This information is key and can be used to effectively alter their communication plan to engage successfully with more students. We will share our knowledge with our marketing team and other student union departments to advise the students are actively looking for events.

The Students’ Union will re-run this survey in Big Green Week, October 2017 – for comparison data – watch this space.


Responsible Futures

The Students’ Union, in partnership with UWE, is applying to receive the Responsible Futures Award. Responsible Futures works with institutions to embed sustainability into the curriculum of every student in education today. It can help you to:

  • Embed sustainability into the students’ learning experience
  • Prepare UWE students for the emerging low-carbon economy

Working through a bank of criteria, The Students’ Union at UWE is working in partnership to earn the NUS accreditation mark which demonstrates real action on education for sustainable development. It’s a true commitment to helping every UWE student leave their time in University as part of the solution to our sustainability challenges, rather than as part of the problem.

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