Student Sustainability Summit

Changing education is the first step to changing society. That’s why the first ever Student Sustainability Summit puts students at the heart of solutions to our social, economic and environmental challenges.

Leaders have spent decades failing to agree, missing targets, and pushing back deadlines. We need new leaders to shape a new global society. It’s time for us, the student movement, to lead instead.

This isn’t just about creating new leaders today. It’s about ensuring that all students leave their time in university or college as socially responsible global citizens, year after year after year.

Taking place at Leeds University Union on 23 March 2015, the EAUC, NUS, and People & Planet came together in a powerful partnership to bring together hundreds of students from across the country. We were also delighted to be supported by Student Hubs, rootAbility, Change Agents UK and Enactus UK.

The Summit takes place the day before the EAUC Annual Conference so is positioned perfectly to explore how institutions can support students to shape their own learning.

Over a day of discussions, workshops and inspirational talks, you will:
• Learn more about the crucial sustainability issues that urgently need leadership
• Gain practical skills to make change happen
• Meet other students leading and innovating across the country

The UK student movement has done incredible work on sustainability over the last ten years. But we can do so much more, and it’s never been so important to take action. Working with a range of leading sustainability experts and campaigners, we’ll consider new ways of thinking about issues like:
• Overconsumption and resource stewardship
• Global citizenship, population and women’s rights
• Curriculum reform and institutional change
• Challenging the power of the fossil fuel industry through a global divestment movement.

The Student Sustainability Summit encouraged attendees to come and become part of a new wave of leadership, take action for social justice, and make the student voice on sustainability too powerful to ignore.

Date and Time
The Summit took place on Monday 23 March 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (refreshments available from 9:45 am)
Who should attend?
Students, student officers and staff involved in working with students

Delivered by EAUC