It's Up to uS
to do business responsibly..
At Unite Students, we strive to be responsible across all areas of the business. We’re committed to ensuring we behave with integrity and fairness; we create a diverse workforce; and we have a positive social and environmental impact to the communities we work in.
We aim to..
Diversity and Inclusion Networks
It’s important that our employee voices are heard. Our Diversity in Action Group is made up of 40 individuals from across the business who work to ensure that Unite Students continues to be a diverse and inclusive work place.Our diversity journey
Headline sponsors of Bristol Pride
We’re proud to continue our headline sponsorship of Bristol Pride for the 4th year. Pride plays an important role for our customers and employees which means it’s important to uS.
Every Unite Students employee has the opportunity to use one full day or eight hours every year to take part in our volunteering programme.
Opportunities are focussed on supporting a group, community or charity who work with or benefit young people in our community. Focussing our efforts means we can have a much bigger impact and connects us with our customer base.
Over 83% of our volunteers reported an increase in job satisfaction. Our teams often choose to make a fun, rewarding day of it and volunteer together.
Some of the things we've been up to...
Our sustainable progress...
Reduced our CO2 use by 20%
Introduced 100% certified renewable electricity
By September 2017 we had recycling facilities in 98% of our sites
NUS Green Impact Award
Working with the NUS, we encourage sustainable behaviours in our properties and from our students. We're delighted that 24 of our properties are now accredited with the Green Impact award scheme and have 120 student volunteers working with the scheme.
So far so good...
There’s always more to do, but we’re proud of our commitment to supporting the communities and environments we work in
Our teams share this commitment, and so it’s important to uS that we support them too.
What have we accomplished?
Donated £1,164,842 through student and employee fundraising
Provided 1,300 counselling sessions to our employees
Over 52,000 hours of training hours delivered to employees
6,936 hours of employee time volunteered to local charities
Awarded over £95,000 to charities via employee charity match scheme