Sustainability is a key value of the Students' Union and we are committed to making the best of our resources and helping our students to take action on issues of social justice and form part of local and national solutions to challenges of sustainable development and community building. 

Here you can find out about our sustainability work, who we are and how you can get involved. Navigate using the links to the left. 

We're proud to have achieved the NUS 'Very Good' accreditation for Green Impact, and you can find out more about that scheme here

We've set our sustainability goals for the year, read them here.

You can find a summary of some of our sustainability policies in the table below. Check out our policy update for news on progress, and don't forget that any UWTSD student can submit an idea for consideration by SU Council.



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Divest Barclays Campaign

Students’ Union to commit to not working with Barclays on banking, advertising, sponsorship or recruitment. Students’ Union to lobby the University to cut all ties with Barclays.


Living Wage Employer

Lobby the University to commit to becoming a Living Wage Employer. Consider the feasibility of the Students’ Union becoming a Living Wage Employer.


Domestic Air Travel Ban

For the Students’ Union to ban business air travel for staff and officers within Great Britain. For there to be a system created to make allowances for air travel on an individual basis based on access needs. For the Chief Executive to be the arbiter of that system (aside from decisions about themselves). For any domestic air travel to be reported back to Students’ Union Council for monitoring purposes.


Sweatshop Free Campaign

To lobby the University to sign up to ‘Electronics Watch’. To lobby the University to include student representation on any University purchasing committees.


Support Youth Strike 4 Climate

Publicly endorse the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement.

Provide practical advice and support for UWTSD students wishing to attend or organise a Youth Strike 4 Climate. Lobby the University not to penalise those students who do choose to strike, and ensuring their attendance level is not negatively affected



Establish Ecosia as the SUs default search engine

All SU computers to be set to ecosia as the default search engine


Ban single-use plastics across SU bars

SU bars to use alternatives to single-use plastics





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