Resources for Students
EAUC Membership for Students, Students Unions' and Sustainability Champions
We believe that all students should be equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to engage with sustainability in their institution, workplace and home, whatever their chosen course or profession. Any student or student union representative can join the EAUC as part of their institution’s Membership. You may have an academic interest, be actively engaged in sustainability activities within your institution, or just want to start your sustainability journey.
You might be:
- A student at a college or an undergraduate, Masters, PhD or research student with an interest in sustainability – view the benefits
- A Student Union Officer or work within a student union – view the benefits
- Actively engaged with sustainability activity at your institution – view the benefits
Do you have a question about Membership or student and student union access? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01242 714321.
SOS - Student Organising for Sustainability: a new international student organisation
SOS is a new international alliance of student organisations and initiatives that will collaborate to progress their work on social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Its aim is to create a global movement of student leaders collaborating for sustainability. SOS is being established now, to be publically launched in October 2015.
If you are a student or youth group and would like to get involved, more information is available at www.SOS-alliance.world or contact SOSemail@example.com.
Dissertations for Good
NUS has launched a brand new programme called Dissertations for Good, connecting students to off-campus organisations to complete research into sustainability together.
While at university, 63% of students have taken part in formal volunteering. Ninety-five per cent of those were motivated to do so by a desire to improve things or help people. The major barrier was a lack of time due to study pressures (“Bursting the Bubble: Students, Volunteering and the Community” 2010).
Now, through Dissertations for Good, students have the opportunity to do good as part of their course. According to Jonathon Porritt, writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainability and Chancellor at Keele University, it is “a really neat little project…just one of the ways in which NUS helps students to make an impact on the world around them.”
The programme partners students and organisations to complete a research project together. The student leads on the research, developing their communication, project-management and organisation skills. They then make the report available to the organisation, who can use the results to answer their questions or plan their future direction.
The only condition is that the research must be related to sustainability – be that environmental, economic or social. Other than that, the student and organisation can develop whatever project is going to most suit both of them, with help from the student’s supervisor to ensure it is suitable for their dissertation module.
With your EAUC membership you are now entitled to a 10% discount on your DfG membership. Just make sure that you confirm you’re an EAUC member and that you heard about DfG through our comms to be eligible!
We all know that education is a social good. With Dissertations for Good, we can take that idea even further, ensuring that education can also provide social good for organisations.
Find out more here or access a range of supporting resources here.