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National Union of Students (NUS)

National Union of Students (NUS)

Work with and through our member students’ unions to increase student participation in social action. We will do this by:

  1. Evaluating and sharing the impact of student opportunities, highlighting the double benefit of social action for students and society.
  2. Focusing on overcoming barriers to participation, we will provide training and tools for students’ unions to help them to increase the number of students doing social action activities.
  3. In 2017 running a collaborative pilot with students’ unions in one region, to explore how SUs can be local hubs for social action.
  4. Utilising NUS communications channels to highlight examples of youth social action activity and opportunities for students to get involved.
  5. Through Dissertations for Good we will help students to use their education as a force for social good. We will work to partner them with non-academic organisations so they can collaborate to complete important research. We will support the #iwill campaign to get more young people involved in social action by granting a year long pro bono membership to this research network.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”