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Breaking down the barriers to Student Opportunities and Youth Social Action

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A framework to help students’ unions and universities working together to reduce or remove barriers around student volunteering


Since the 19th century students' unions have created opportunities for students to engage in social activity. This continues today, only with wider impact and more innovative approaches. But even with the ongoing efforts of students' unions, it remains the case that student activities are often restricted as a result of barriers to participation.
 
Developed by Universities UK and the National Union of Students​ and based on six quality principles: 

 
            • ​​​​Student-led
            • ​​​Socially impactful
            • ​​​​Reflective
            • ​​​​Embedded
            • ​​​​Progressive
            • ​​​​Challenging​
 

The team

Fiona Waye

Fiona Waye

Senior Policy Lead - Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
Universities UK

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