Since April 2014, NUS has been tracking students’ attitudes towards climate change, replicating a nationwide tracker survey - the Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes tracker - carried out by the UK government.
As part of NUS' Emissions Impossible campaign, which aims to drive the transition from fossil fuels to renewables within the education sector, we carried out national survey of students and staff in higher and further education.
In 2009-2010, NUS received funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to carry out an action-based research project which aimed to examine the effectiveness of a range of interventions for encouraging energy-efficient behaviour in halls of residences.
In 2014, our Homes Fit For Study research revealed that over three quarters of students had problems with the condition of their home. We've investigated this further in 2017, looking specifically at energy, and here's what we've found out...