I Want to Start a Campaign
Brilliant! Students have a long-standing history of campaigning and activism – whether it's on campus, locally or nationally, everyone can make a difference to an issue they care about.
If you would like to start a campaign or get involved in an existing one, the union is here to support you. Doing the following can help you out:
Get in touch with the Jack Mason, our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Cat turhan, our welfare and campaigns officer or Erin Davies our education officer. These three members of the Union team all organise and run campaigns on a regular basis, they have a wealth of knowledge between them and can signpost you to resources you might need. But remember: they are busy folks, so expect them to empower and inform you, don't expect them to babysit you!
Also remember to check out the Warwick SU Campaigns Tool Kit Here for more advice and ideas on how to get started.
If there's a cause you want them to fight for but you don’t want to do it yourself, you can mandate them through union council.
Come along to a student council meeting. These take place throughout the year and are a good opportunity to debate and discuss issues you might be facing as a student. For more information, contact Cosmo March our Democracy and Development Officer prior to the next Student Council meeting.
Be sure to also check out the campaigns page of the Union website every day for updates on events, and campaigns related news. It is updated by the Union team on a regular basis with news and events being ran not only by your full time elected offices, but by your part time liberation offices, the union staff team and a selection of national campaigning groups such as NUS.
Think about what kind of campaign you'd like to run. Will it be a short-term project or long-term goal? Will it use direct action or simply be a poster campaign? Will it involve fundraising, an event, or consciousness raising? Will it tie into existing campaigns? Thinking about all of these factors and more means that you'll have a clear idea in your head of both the cause you're fighting for and how you'll achieve your aims.
And remember, to have fun while doing it!