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I Am The Change Competition

There is still time to enter this NUS-run competition, which, if last year is anything to go by, will be a huge success.

It can be daunting when you want to change something, but just don’t know how to go about it. The NUS know how insignificant you can feel as one student amongst hundreds and thousands of others.

And even though you might see injustices all around you; be they about global politics or social inequality, racism or homophobia, social or student housing, benefits or bursaries, unemployment or career guidance, you feel powerless to affect them.

NUS’ ‘I Am The Change’ competition offers you, your friends, classmates or community group etc. the chance to receive campaigns training, funding and on-going support for a change that you want to make.

You can upload pictures here and tell us details about a positive change that you’d like to make.  It doesn’t matter what the change is about: education, your community, the environment, personal development, health and wellbeing, careers or politics. If it matters to you, it will probably matter to others.

Once you’ve submitted your change online, people will be able to vote for you to win.  So, even if you don’t want to personally make a change – you can still be involved by voting for the entry you’d most like to see get help to make a change.

So, check out all of the entries here (there are now almost 200) and be inspired to create youir own change, or cast your vote.

Remember that even small changes we make, like recycling or boycotting goods or signing a petition, can end up making a bigger difference than we could ever have imagined.

Voting closes on 18th March

Watch the I am the change video here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO8DoU6RrMw&feature=player_embedded

 

 

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