The first to receive NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol become the first to receive NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation at the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Conference

On the 24 May 2016 UWE Bristol became the first UK University to receive the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation.

“It was a great delight to audit the partnership at UWE and see its extensive accomplishments within Responsible Futures. As the first institution to complete the programme following its pilot year, the SU and university have together demonstrated leadership within the sector.”

Quinn Runkle, NUS Responsible Futures Lead


The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol partnered up in promoting and embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) across all aspects of university life; helping every UWE student become globally responsible and future-facing.


Gem Heywood (VP Societies and Communication) and Rachel Colley (Community Manager) said

“Receiving this accreditation is the result of strong and effective partnership working between The Students’ Union and the University. This close working relationship has enabled us to not only significantly progress the ESD agenda, but also to develop relevant and exciting extra-curricular opportunities for students to expand their knowledge, develop their skills and ‘be the change’ in their community. We are extremely proud of all our students and their projects.”

This came ahead of the EAUC Conference which was hosted by the University. Student groups including the Green Team had a presence throughout the conference. It enabled us to demonstrate that through ours and the university’s work we have become a sector lead in sustainability; but it was also an opportunity to learn good practices from other organisations.


To find out what Jim Longhurst (Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability) had to say, click here

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