Here at the Union, our campaign for February is LGBT History Month. We aim to promote equality and diversity here every day, but February is a time where we can remember the rich history of our community here at Brunel and across the world. We want to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
We believe that being eco-friendly and respecting our planet and our ecosystems, animals and more is super duper important. That's why we've committed a week of our time, supported by our Environmental and Ethics Officer Ana, to raising awareness of what you can do to help out. Not only that but we've got some fabulous activities across campus all week that you can head along to!
We beleive that students will have a much more enjoyable and impactful university experience, by making friends from across the globe and emersing themselves in other students' cultures. We therefore want to bring students from all backgrounds together, increase culture awareness and encourage cross-culture integration throughout campus.
SEXpectations returned for a second time around, with a focus on STI testing. The campaign promoted safe sex whilst raising awareness of STI symptoms, transmission, treatments and how to get tested.
This is a campaign to raise awareness of the religion of Islam and bring students from different backgrounds together to share and learn in a positive light, whilst raising awareness of current issues and working towards reducing Islamophobia.
This campaign addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. The month of November featured themed events, information stalls and charity fundraising.
This is a campaign to raise awareness of the increasingly pertinent issue of Islamophobia. The term "Islamophobia" was first introduced as a concept in a 1991 Runnymede Trust Report and defined as "unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims."
Our SEXpectations campaign aims to promote safe sex and increase the awareness around STI transmission and testing. During Sexual Health week, we focussed on free condoms, advice on contraception and information about STIs and C-cards.
This campaign aims to empower and inspire a new generation of women to become leaders in society, this includes running in the Union elections. As part of this campaign the Union delivered a Women in Leadership Conference.
October marks Black History Month is a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage make to humanity.
We started our Live Well initiative to provide a hub for information on physical and mental health. From sexual health to mental wellbeing, and everything in between.
Our Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and how to check for it, along with raising money for charity.
The campaign highlights gender inequality in sport and is about encouraging and empowering women to be active in sport and physical activity during their time at University and beyond.
Every year the Union acknowledges the University's lecturers and staff members who stand out from the rest and inspire, challenge and engage their students. You have the opportunity to recognise those individuals - the ones who offer excellent teaching and support.
Our teams and players have committed to make sport everyone’s game and today they will show our support for LGBT fans and players on and off the pitch.