The SU Officers run a number of campaigns here at the University. If you are passionate about making a positive difference or creating awareness for people, communities or the environment then join us and get involved.
Our Student Officers represent our key liberation groups and our President and Vice-Presidents will be running campaigns throughout the year, so there should be something that interests you.
There are lots of campaigns to get involved in here at the SU: Black History Month (Oct), Alcohol Awareness (Nov), Ready to Rent (Dec - Jan), LGBT History Month (Feb) and many more. If you have any ideas for these or have a passion to run a new campaign then please get in contact with one of our officers who will be happy to help.
If there is an issue you feel strongly about we are here to help you make a change. Any student can propose a motion to push for a change within the University, the SU or any aspect of student life. Speak to a Sabbatical Officer, Student Officer or put a motion in direct to Student Council. If accepted/voted in, it then becomes SU policy and is acted upon by staff and officers.
Below are just some of the campaigns we are currently working on for Academic Year September 2018 to June 2019:
Shhh: Respectful Neighbourhoods,10th-14th September, 2018
Handing out information in areas of high student residency to Students houses and their local neighbours to encourage good and respectful neighbourhoods.
SAFE (Sexual Advice for Everyone), 27th-29th September, 2018 & 2nd February, 2019
Handing out condoms, lube, femidoms, dental dams and information to assist students in their pursuit of good sexual health
Feed your Flat, 27th September, 2018 launch date ending 1st November, 2018
Cheap and nutritious meals demonstrated by our presidents for your delight in taste and pocket
Alcohol Awareness, 1st - 5th October, 2018
Highlighting the benefits of drinking sensibly and the effects of alcohol
Men-talk Health, 2nd - 30th November, 2018
Highlighting the issue of rising concerns around men's mental health and suicide
This Girl Can, 20th - 26th November, 2018
Creating spaces for women to get active in a supportive and positive environment
Stress Less, 27th November -1st December, 2018 and 26th March - 20th April, 2019
Activities and refreshments at periods of high stress (lead up to hand in and around exams) to help students make it through
Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment, 4th - 8th December, 2018
Awareness raising workshops highlighting issues and concerns around sexual harassment in Higher Education
Ready to Rent, 4th December, 2018 - 2nd February, 2019
Preparing students to rent in the private sector
Environment and Sustainability, 4th - 18th February, 2019
Keeping it green and sustainable, projects and programmes to raise awareness of our impact on our environment
Student Employability, 26th February - 2nd March, 2019
Helping students onto the next stage and post-University careers and work
Healthy Living, 19th - 23rd March, 2019
Eating, sleeping and being healthy in body and mind - sessions and activities to promote good self-care