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 

Movember - 1st-30th November 2018

Islamic Awareness Month - 12th-30th November 2018

One Brunel - All year 2018

 

Coming soon

Sexual Health Testing Week - 19th-24th November 2018

Bike Safety Week - 3rd-7th December 2018 

Previous campaigns

 

Black History Month - 1st-31st October 2018 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 1st-31st October 2018 

 

Black History Month

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.

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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.

Find out more here

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.

Find out more here

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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Live Well

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. 

Find out more here