The Great Vegan University Challenge

If you are a student, the Great Vegan University Challenge gives you the chance to try veganism for the whole of February – whether for your health, the environment or to prevent animal suffering – whilst getting all the help and support you need to do it.

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For many, university is a time for trying new things, and given that you have more control over the food you eat and the products you buy than ever before, it’s the ideal opportunity to give veganism a go. But you don’t have to do it on your own. When you sign up for the Great Vegan University Challenge you’ll get all kinds of free support, including recipes, advice on nutrition and shopping, regular updates, news about exclusive events and special offers, plus much more besides.

We also appreciate those age-old student problems of living on a budget, a lack of decent cooking facilities and the need for quick and easy meals. The Great Vegan University Challenge deals with all of that. And there are also lots of benefits to going vegan too…

1. It’s good for animals

Farming and killing animals for food are the biggest causes of animal suffering in the UK today. Almost a billion living creatures are sent to slaughter in this country every year. They include the millions of animals exploited for milk and eggs. By going vegan, you ensure that you play no part in that cruelty.

2. It’s good for the planet

We all want to do our bit for the environment, but did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the planes, trains, cars, ships and trucks on Earth? Not only that, but it’s also one of the leading causes of deforestation (as land is cleared to grow feed and grazing for animals) and water pollution (due to the vast amounts of waste the animals produce).

3. It’s good for your wallet

With meat, cheese and eggs often being the most expensive things in your shopping basket, replacing them with plant-based protein sources – such as beans, pulses, nuts and whole grains – can help to reduce your food bills.

4. It’s good for you

Packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables and low in saturated fat, it’s not hard to see that a vegan diet is good for you. But studies have now shown that vegans actually suffer lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer, and they usually have a much healthier weight, too. A growing number of athletes are now also turning to veganism to improve their performance.

5. It’s good for your taste buds

Going vegan can open your eyes to a world of new foods and taste experiences. Throughout the Great Vegan University Challenge we’ll be providing free recipes and information that will show you how to make delicious new vegan food quickly, easily and cheaply.

So, if you’d like to try going vegan, or you’d simply like to challenge yourself to do something new, sign up for the Great Vegan University Challenge.

Already vegan? Then please help us to promote the Great Vegan University Challenge at your college or university by ordering leaflets and posters or posting about it on social media.

Visit the Great Vegan University Challenge website