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 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, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.