We’ve launched this year's 'I Am The Change' project , which is designed to encourage students to make positive changes which NUS can help bring about. Helping students to feel they can make a difference is what students’ unions are all about, and we’re sure that together we can make this project a success.
Last year, the winner was Epsom Phab, an inclusive club in South West London for physically disabled and non-disabled children, which faced closure by the council.
Epsom Phab volunteers and users received bespoke training from NUS and funding to help them deliver their campaign. They’ve already secured an extra year in their current premises from Surrey County Council, and will continue to use the skills and experience they’ve gained to fight for the club’s future.
Watch the winner's story
We also put together an animation which links to a website where students can upload their picture and write details of a positive change they’d like to make - this change could be about education, the community, the environment, personal development, health and wellbeing, careers or politics.
Specifically, there may be students who want to make changes on your campus.
All visitors to the website will then vote for their favourite idea, and the most popular ones will be in with a chance of receiving training and a campaign budget to help deliver the campaign.
Your students’ union can be a part of this project by promoting it to your members. For example, on the launch day you can embed the video onto your website, tweet about it, or ‘like’ the I Am The Change website.
We have put together a series of assets to help you launch the 'I Am The Change' project on your website and other online channels:
Here is the animation introducing the project.
You should have received an I Am The Change pack in the post to be enable you to promote the project at your students' union. Please also take a look at the videos, and let us know your ideas for promoting this project to your members by emailing email@example.com , so that together we can empower students to Be The Change.