Resources & Change-Makers

Everyone has the capability of making the world a better place – no matter who they are, where they are from, the colour of their skin, their beliefs. All it takes is passion. For some they start small and build their campaign, others dive in, change-makers can set up marches, change laws, create global movements – the possibilities are endless.


We have collated a list of resources and some amazing people who are out there creating positive change locally, nationally or even internationally – we are sure there will be something to interest and inspire you below.


Want to make positive change, join a Student Network, attend an Action Group, start a campaign or just talk to someone about an idea, get in touch with the Student Voice and Campaigns Team by emailing:



Youth to Power: Your Voice and How To Use It by Jamie Margolin

Resist! How To Be An Activist In The Age of Defiance: Michael Segalov

Be The Change by Gina Martin

How To Be An Activist: A Practical Guide to Organising, Campaigning and Making Change Happen by Vanessa Holburn

How to Make A Difference by Kate & Ella Robertson

How To Be A Craftivist by Sarah Corbett

Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South by Juman Abujbara

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution by Andrew Boyd

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafza with Patricia McCormick

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work by Tiffany Jewell


Change Makers

Malala Yousafzai (@malala)

Advocate for girls’ education & women's equality | UN Messenger of Peace | Nobel laureate 2014 | founder @MalalaFund

Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg)

Climate and Environmental Activist | Speaker| #climatestrike | #fridaysforfuture | #schoolstrike4climate

Nimco Ali (@nimkoali)

Social Activist | Independent Training Consultant| Co-Founder and Director of Daughters of Eve | Writer of What We're Told Not To Talk About (But We're Going To Anyway)

Sinead Burke (@TheSineadBurke)

Educator | Advocate | Writer of Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World

Luke and Ryan Hart (@CoCoAwareness)

Speakers |@WhiteRibbon_UK Ambassadors | @RefugeCharity Champions |Writers of Remembered Forever: Our family’s devastating story of domestic abuse and murder 

Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky)

Co-Founder of March For Our Lives

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Lady Phyll) (@MsLadyPhyll)

Co-Founder & Director @ukblackpride| Executive Director @kaleidoscope_t| DIVA Columnist |Co-Editor SistaAnthology| Trade Unionist| @aktcharity Patron| Activist

Pat Quinn (@PQuinnfortheWin)

ALS Patient/Advocate | Co-Founder of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.

Natasha Devon MBE (@_NatashaDevon)

Campaigner| Author | Host of Staying Sane podcast | @studentmindsorg Trustee | Founder @MHMediaCharter & #wheresyourheadat campaign

Rebecca Atkinson (@toylikeme)

Writer | Journalist | Activist |Founder of @toylikeme

Jake Graf (@JakeGraf1)

Writer | Director | Actor | Trans Advocate | Patron of @Mermaids_Gender

Gina Martin (@ginamartinuk)

Campaigner | Made Upskirting Illegal | Contributor @BBC5LIVE | Advocate @UNWOMENuk

Jonny Benjamin (@MrJonnyBenjamin)

Mental Health Campaigner| Filmmaker | Founder of @wearebey0nd | Author of The Stranger on the Bridge

Melati and Isabel Wijsen (@BBPB_bali)

Activists | Founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags |Founders of @youthtopiaworld

Nasra Ayub (@nasra_ayub) Diana Award 2020 | Outreach Worker @_integrateuk| Vice Chair YLC @global4children | Civil Servant | Freelance Writer @bristolmuseum | Former Student Officer @bristol_SU