Swansea University is committed to encouraging and implementing new ways of thinking, working and behaving to create a brighter, more sustainable future for Swansea and its community.

By committing to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we are promising to work towards a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all; aiming to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and protect our planet.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Grid

What is Seventeen?

Our choices, actions and experiences are powerful. Their effects can reach far beyond us and where we live.

Seventeen is a Swansea University project that aims to raise awareness and understanding of each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through Seventeen we aim to capture the voices of our next generation. The online competition encourages young people (aged 16 and 17) in Swansea to express their feelings about the global goals.

If you’re aged 16 or 17 and living in the Swansea Bay area, we want to hear about your views and experiences.  Seventeen invites you to tell us about your hopesdreams and ambitions or your worries and concerns about the future.

As part of the competition, we will be inviting winning entrants to be photographed as part of a professional photoshoot. These photos will be used to accompany written submissions which will be displayed within our Seventeen online gallery. We really would love to include photographs of all winning entries, however we do appreciate some people may not want to have their photographs taken or displayed, so we have made this element of the competition optional.

Entering Seventeen is really easy. We just want you to fill in the online form (link below) and tell us in your own words what one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals mean to you. There are amazing prizes available for the winning entries; scroll down to find out about submitting yours.

Now click on the icons below to find out about each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and to tell us about your hopes and dreams for a sustainable future for Swansea.

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