Responsible Futures is a whole-institution supported change programme and accreditation mark to embed sustainability across all parts of student learning. 

Find full programme details here: www.nus.org.uk/responsiblefutures

The 2019-20 programme fees are as follows:

Annual membership fee

First year

Subsequent year

(pre-accreditation)

Subsequent year

(post-accreditation) *

Higher Education Institutions

£2,400 +VAT

£1,900 +VAT

£950 +VAT

Further Education Institutions

£1,600 +VAT

£1,100 +VAT

£400 +VAT

Note: Based on feedback from participants, the pricing structure for 2019-20 has been updated to include the audit fee, rather than having a varying price depending on when the partnership chose to be audited. 
Note: We recommend that the fee is paid by the university or college, not by the students’ union/association. 
* Partnerships must be re-audited every two years to retain the accreditation.


Included in the costs: 
•    Access to workbook of criteria which provide the partnership with an ambitious, clear, and comprehensive framework to build capacity and enhance learning and teaching; 
•    Support and guidance at every stage, including one full-day support visit per partnership per year which can be used for delivering training, audit preparations, speaking at events, and more; 
•    Being part of a national cohort, with regular email contact, website updates, and telephone calls;
•    Two support days per year, offered in-person and via Skype; 
•    Access to a resource bank of good practice; 
•    Facilitation of two-day audit, including all student training, interviews, focus groups, and writing of personalised feedback reports for your partnership; 
•    Remote support as required.

Not included in the costs: 
•    Travel for representatives from each institution to attend up to support day(s) and other associated events throughout the year;
•    Venue, catering, and travel costs for student auditor training; 
•    Local awards events (if you choose to run one) to give out certificates to student auditors and celebrate local successes.

Sign up using the form here.

For more information on any element of Responsible Futures, please contact Quinn Runkle, ESD Programme Manager on quinn.runkle@nus.org.uk or 07817 010044.