We're a campaigning organisation, it's at the heart of everything we do. We exist to represent you and your views, and sometimes that means we'll be campaigning for the things you believe in. We've run awareness campaigns on big issues such as Alcohol, Drugs and Personal Safety, Mental Health, and Plagiarism Awareness. We've campaigned for change; lobbying the university to podcast lectures, fighting an increase in halls fees and joining national campaigns against cuts to higher education.

We'll be updating this section throughout the year as more campaigns come about, and we'll also try and add some information about our past campaigns.

 

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Student Led Teaching Awards

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.

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Rainbow Laces

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.

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This BUCS Girl Can

This BUCS girl can is a campaign that took place from the 7th to the 13th November. 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. 

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#Iam - Islamophobia Awareness Month

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."

Boycott the NSS

In 2016 Brunel Students voted and adopted a policy not to fill out the NSS, in line with the NUS campaign. The survey will be used to allow universities and colleges to raise their fees based on their awards in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

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Women in Leadership

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 Leaderhsip Conference.

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