Above: The One Brunel March

Campaigns are at the heart of everything we do.

A campaign is a planned series of activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim. We exist to represent you and your views, and 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.

Throughout the year, your elected student officers will lead on a number of campaigns around important issues you care about, both nationally and University wide. These can range from month-long to week-long campaigns or even a day, and usually consist of a variety of events, initiatives and/or activities.

If there's a campaign you'd like to see the Union run you can let us know here and if you'd like to get involved with our camaigns, you can sign up for opportunities here. If you want to run your own campaign on something you're passionate about, you can recieve support from the Union - simply email our Campaigns Coordinator Yasmin, at yasmin.bowmer@brunel.ac.uk. 



Current campaigns

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week

This week, we're looking at drug and alcohol awareness with our campaign supported by 247 Cars.

One Brunel

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.

Mindfulness Month

Mindfulness Month is our campaign to help Brunel Students avoid stress during the end of the academic year. Click here to find out more about the month, and what you can do to help yourself and others.

 

Previous campaigns

LGBT History Month

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.

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Week

Sexual violence is the general term we use to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and many others. In the week of the 4th of February, we're going to be raising awareness. #ITSNOTOKAY

University Mental Health Day 2019 #UMHD19

University Mental Health Day, 7th of March 2019, brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority. Together we can inspire conversations and take action to shape the future of student mental health.

Women In Leadership 2019

We're launching our third annual Women In Leadership Conference from the Union of Brunel Students. We're working in collaboration with giants of industry, Brunel University Lecturers, Staff and some incredible women to bring you an incredible opportunity to learn more about the world of work, and maybe how to become a leader (you might already be one).

Body Positivity Week

Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, and be accepting of their own bodies as well as the bodies of others. In the week starting the 25th of March, we're bringing this to Brunel.

Green Week

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!

SEXpectations - Sexual Health Testing Week

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.

Islamic Awareness Month

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.

Movember

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.

SEXpectations - Sexual Health Week

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.