Vision and mission

Our vision on sustainability:

A tertiary education sector that equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make the world a better place.

Students are routinely provided with learning opportunities that are interdisciplinary and enquiry-based, exploring grand challenges and global citizenship perspectives, developing critical thinking skills and political agency.

Students leave with a desire and willingness to tackle social, economic and environmental issues, and go on to provide societal leadership that creates a more socially responsible and sustainable future.

Our mission on sustainability:

SOS-UK will provide leadership on social responsibility and sustainability in the sector.

We will research sector trends and deliver impactful change programmes that create a national network of supporters. SOS-UK will enable and empower our supporters to progress the agenda at their institutions, and support students’ unions to develop transformational student-led interventions.

We will use our convening power to bring stakeholders together locally, nationally and internationally, and progressively influence politicians and policy.

Below are the eleven outcomes we seek to instil and install in students through our projects, programmes and campaigns. We do this by supporting students to lead on sustainability. You can see what some of the students we have worked with have gone on to do here.