Green Gown Awards 2019 - Social Mobility Student Success division, King’s College - Finalist

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The Social Mobility and Student Success (SMSS) division at King’s has worked tirelessly over the past year to drive sustainability in all areas we influence, from divisional and university level, to broader societal change. 

SMSS has created and delivered Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) workshops for the division, which will be extended across King’s. All food for outreach activities (e.g. K+) is now vegan, which is accompanied by workshops on food sustainability, alongside additional workshops, on mental health; it’s causes and treatment.  

Increasing sustainability into communications with students has been crucial, there is now a dedicated sustainability section in our ‘Campus Conversations’, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Medical student newsletters, reaching over 27,000+ students. We are also working on going paperless at Welcome Week 2019 and graduation. 

We are championing the LatinX and Child Citizenship Fee campaigns. Engaging with those affected by both issues through community organising (alongside Citizens UK) to create change, collaboratively.  

Top 3 learnings:

  • Understand your individual strengths, utilise each of these to create the change together. 
  • Don’t work in isolation - seek out and speak to those who are a stakeholder in the area.   
  • Thinking together as a team, identifying negative and positive areas of our work, which generated conversations and solutions.