At National Conference 2009, the Society and Citizenship zone was mandated to produce resources to assist students' unions in campaigning for ethical investments within their College or University.
Since then, NUS has been working with Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), assisting and feeding into their pre-existing work.
CAAT have produced a wiki for student groups and officers who wish to lobby and campaign on these issues.
In 2008/9 students across the UK made massive advances in breaking the links between universities and the arms trade (campaigning on issues such as Clean Investment, researching arms and arms companies‘ presence at recruitment fairs). This year students can use the Wiki to download and upload campaign materials such as petitions, flyers and posters; post news and add links to college/university groups.
This Wiki is just one element of NUS ethical investment work and we are aiming to produce a broader ethical investment guide later this year.
If you would like to discuss this or NUS' future work in this area please contact Susan Nash, Vice President Society and Citizenship