The Students' Union (SU)
The SU is committed to the fight against the climate crisis.
In 2020, it declared a Climate Emergency alongside the University.
As an organisation it tackles climate change in different ways:
- through student-led campaigns and activities
- by lobbying the University on their carbon commitments and the Climate Action Framework
- by looking at the organisation and addressing the carbon footprint of The SU
People and Planet
People and Planet is a campus-based society, with links to the wider UK network. Its aim is to campaign for social and environmental justice.
Past projects include:
- increasing plant-based food awareness
- introducing food waste bins
- creating a P&P podcast
Chemical Engineering Sustainability Group (CESG)
CESG is a student-led sustainability group, dedicated to raising awareness and making sustainable change in regard to energy consumption on campus.
Past projects include:
- signing petitions calling for climate to be a top priority for the University
- creating a beta version of the sustainability website
- organising climate action related events
CESG plans to create a small team of STEM students to work on the LEAF (Laboratory Efficiency Framework Programme). It will be engaging with staff and students to develop additional metrics and monitor the carbon emissions from the department. It is also planning to work on making student spaces more energy efficient and propose additional measures to lower the carbon footprint of departments.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB is a tight-knit community of individuals who are driven to make a positive impact on the world through innovation in fields such as engineering, design, electronics etc.
It hosts design challenges, workshops, and guest speaker talks on things such as doughnut economics, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Members become ambassadors for STEM and society as they join in running fun workshops in local classrooms and at science fairs.
The society also runs a number of trips such as an annual trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales.
Members from all backgrounds are welcome- you don't have to be an engineer to join EWB. Its vision is a world where people everywhere have equal access to the benefits of engineering.
Sustainable Architecture Society
A group of Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) students passionate about promoting sustainability in the curriculum and community through student-led action. Its aims are:
- curriculum change - inspiring the department to put environmental, social and economic sustainability at the heart of the curriculum
- intersectionality - developing a better understanding of sustainability and its intersectionality by exploring the relationship between the built environment and communities of colour, for example
- inclusivity - creating an accessible and inclusive community that encourages collective sharing of resources
- engagement - promoting and facilitating access to local and global sustainability-based events and creating our own around topics such as system change, climate justice and environmental racism
Sustainable Fashion Society
The Sustainable Fashion Society is committed to bringing about change. While tackling the climate crisis can feel quite overwhelming, fashion is an area where students can make realistic and attainable changes to reduce their own carbon footprint.
The society provides opportunities for students to pursue their interest in fashion in a more sustainable way. Ultimately, it hopes to bring together people who share a genuine love of ‘clothes that do not cost the Earth’.
It hosts swap shops, with recent successful events including secondhand ballgowns to coincide with Ball dates and secondhand sports kit. Helping students save money, and reducing the environmental impact of clothing through re-use.
One Young World Bath
One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.
The One Young World Bath caucus is an opportunity to reconnect with Ambassadors from across the UK and meet new potential collaborators at the University of Bath. The event will also address a number of emerging issues such as the role big data can play in creating positive change.
Connect with One Young World Bath on Instagram: One Young World Bath (@oywbath) or contact Emily Richards.
Being an Academic Rep
Academic Reps are the eyes and the ears of The Students’ Union and act as the bridge between The Students’ Union and The University.
Their core function is to represent their cohorts' voices by collecting feedback on the academic experience. Feedback is used to create positive change, ensuring your university experience is the best it can be.
The SU has over 500 Reps representing all our students.