Two young workshop leaders wearing name badges are stood in front of some flipchart paper which reads "what are the benefits of participatory decision making?". They are sticking coloured post-it notes to the board.


At People & Planet, we take huge pride in our student network. For over 50 years, we have been supporting student campaigners through workshops, trainings and resources which give them the tools to win their on-campus aims. Whilst our Divest Borders and Fossil Free Careers campaigns are kicking off accross the country, our flagship Fossil Free campaign is edging closer and closer to a national victory, with 68% of UK universities having made divestment commitments - that's 109 successful Fossil Free campaigns.

So what's next?

We aren't finished yet. We've challenged ourself to hit 75% in 2025, and that means putting in the work to expand our network, by reaching and and setting up campaign groups on campuses which have historically had less involvement in the Fossil Free movement. That's why we've set up a free 10-week campaign training programme for students at specific universities, to bring about that final push towards complete divestment in UK higher education, and to make student activism accessible to all.

Three students from Liverpool Hope University stand in front of a P&P Fossil Free workshop slide, one is holding a poster with the Fossil Free logo

A concrete path to more Fossil Free wins.

The second iteration of the programme is running right now, and the incredible students from Liverpool Hope University who took part in the 2021 programme have already secured a Fossil Free commitment and are working hard on Fossil Free Careers!

The programme has been a huge success in introducing students to the world of campaigning, and we've been blown away by the interest and enthusiasm from the campuses we've reached and hope to continue expanding the network and empowering the next generation of activists.

Here's where you come in!

We're a small organisation, and we rely on the generous support of our donor base in order to improve and expand the reach of our work.

If you'd like to play a role in the final push of the Fossil Free campaign, and to help us run these training programs at even more UK universities this year, consider becoming a supporter of People & Planet for as little as £5 a month.

No matter how much you give, our donors help ensure that the future of student activism is radical, equitable and powerful!

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