Term 1, Week 2 Campaigns Roundup
MONDAY (Atrium, 3-6pm) - Student Media Fair
"Come and join the largest media societies on campus and learn how you can get involved. You can come and chat with us and get yourself some freebies (if you didn’t already have enough branded pens)."
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157103614875698/
MONDAY (OC1.01, 6-7pm) - Mind Aware Campaigns Meeting
"Whether you're interested in joining Mind Aware or are already a member we're super excited to invite you to our first campaign meeting of the year! This will be a chance for anyone new to Mind Aware to find out more about what we do as a society and get to meet the exec and other members with some ice breakers and games.
We'll also start thinking about possible areas to explore with our campaigns this year. There will be lots of info about our volunteering opportunities in term 2 also! Don't worry if you aren't an expert on mental health or haven't done much campaigning in the past, everybody's welcome! We can't wait to see you all! Everyone is welcome :)"
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337685176680259
MONDAY (OC0.02, 7-9pm) - Warwick Anti-Racism Society Meet & Greet
"If you'd like to make links with Warwick Anti-Racism Society's campaigners, here's your chance! Come along to the society's Meet & Greet event on Monday at 7pm in OC0.02! There'll be lots to eat and drink, including vegetarian and vegan options."
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336888216756575/
WEDNESDAY (Atrium/MR2, 1-5pm) - Disorientation
"Beneath the corporate veil, there is another side to Warwick. This campus has a long, radical history of students and staff struggling on campus, locally, nationally - even internationally - for justice, liberation and equality.
From Kevin Gately, a Warwick student who died fighting fascists in London in 1974, to the anti-apartheid movement on campus, to a 2009 occupation in solidarity with Palestine during Israel’s assault on Gaza and the wave of Free Education actions in recent years, Warwick has had a vibrant community of activists and campaigners. As you will learn and experience, Warwick is not just for formal studying, but for solidarity, critical thinking and joint struggle.
Warwick SU presents an afternoon of talks from liberation and campaigning societies at Warwick alongside an alternative tour of campus! We will be starting the event at 1pm in the SU Atrium where there will be stalls from a range of societies and groups involved. If you’re passionate about campaigning for justice, liberation and equality, come along to find out all the ways that you can get involved at Warwick!"
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/117890595569110
WEDNESDAY (MS.04, 6-8pm) - Assigned Male Comics Workshop
"Sophie Labelle, author of Assigned Male Comics, visits Warwick Pride! At this talk, Sophie will discuss art, activism, her cartoons, and growing up in a French-speaking community of North America. She will present a talk, then will hold a questions and answer session too, so come along and have a chat.
Check out Sophie's work at https://www.facebook.com/assignedmale/"
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/118765075512553/
THURSDAY (S0.20, 6:30pm) - Hourly-Paid Teaching at Warwick
"What does it mean to be less than an employee? Who can I speak to if they try to push more teaching or marking hours on me? Why do I get paid less than permanent members of staff for the same job? Can I expect to get paid more as I gain experience?
Everything you always wanted to know about the new Sessional Teaching Payroll... but they were afraid to tell you!
Organised by Warwick Anti-Casualisation with the support of Warwick UCU and Warwick SU."
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427687744295819/
FRIDAY (OC1.01, 3-6pm) - Sustainability Summit
"The Warwick Sustainability Summit brings together students, and staff, with a passion for environmental sustainability. It aims to encourage different groups to collaborate on projects outside their specific field. It is a chance to learn more about how the University, and everyone associated with it, are working towards making our campus just that little bit more sustainable.
It's also an opportunity for students or staff to share their own ideas, with the potential for support and funding from the Environmental Sustainability Fund. There will be time after the presentations for open networking and getting to know others that are engaged in this area across the University. Some pizza and refreshments will be provided.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/environment/news/sustainability_summit_2017/"
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926261587696679/
SATURDAY (Campus, 11am-4pm) - ReshapingSport Sports Day
"This year, the SU is running a #ReshapingSport campaign, designed to allow any student/staff member at Warwick to reshape sport to best suit them, and to make sport inclusive, diverse and accessible for people of all abilities and identities. We will be collaborating with existing efforts on campus from Active teams, societies, clubs and liberation groups that are encouraging students to get involved in any form of sport that is not necessarily competitive. Gardening, walking, running, football, tiddlywinks - anything can be reshaped to be the type of sport that best fits you!
Part of this campaign includes a Sports Day taking place across the whole of campus, which will provide an opportunity for all students and staff members to give sport at Warwick a go for free. It will be a day full of taster sessions and showcase events from clubs, Active and social sports, intramural sport, rock-up-and-play sessions and more!"
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/735311720006274/
SATURDAY (MR2, 7:30pm) - Warwick Pride Welcome Buffet
"Warwick Pride is holdings its annual welcome back buffet for all our lovely newbies and fabulous returning faces too :) We hope to see you there, it's a great opportunity to meet our exec and make new friends.
Food provided will have vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options, and there's an accessible/ gender-neutral toilet on that floor of the SU too (if you have any other concerns/ needs/ accessibility issues please message the main page).
The main event will be in MR2 but we will open another room to be a quiet room (MR1 if all is well, though this may be subject to change). Additionally, after the buffet we will have 3 members of exec (Alex, Harry and Leo) taking those who wish to go to Rainbows, a gay bar in Coventry city centre."
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/warwickpride/
This time in 2016/17...
Black History Month
Next up in this year’s amazing Black History Month programme is Is Politically Black Still A Thing? on Monday, and Black Nationalism & Intersectionality on Wednesday. If you can’t make either of these, there are still plenty of events to check out!
Warwick’s Prevent conference is this Saturday! Join us as we ask and discuss three questions about the Prevent counter-terrorism duty for Higher Education: What do we know? What do we think? What can we do?
Warwick SU presents an alternative tour of campus this Saturday intertwined with a day of talks from liberation and campaigning societies at Warwick. Lunch will be provided by the Allotment and Food Co-op, and we will end in the Graduate with a speech from National Union of Students officer Shelly Asquith! Check out the full programme here!
Coming Out Day
Tuesday was Coming Out Day, and to mark the occasion Warwick Pride has shared a number of students’ coming out stories from their Facebook page. They cover the breadth of the LGBTUA+ acronym, so when you get a minute check them out!
Join our Campaigning Societies
The best way to keep up to speed with what’s going on with each of our brilliant campaigning societies is to become a member of them. You can find our lists of campaigning and welfare, charity, and action societies on the SU website.
Are You OK?
This week the SU launched its new Are You OK? campaign, encouraging people to talk about mental health more. Check out this short video from the SU’s sabbatical officer team, centred around this month’s theme of transition.
If you’re planning to run a campaign of your own this year and you need extra funds, the SU Development Exec will be accepting applications to our £3,000 Campaigns Fund! The first round of funding bids closes on Monday week 4.
Give a Spit!
If you’re interested in volunteering with Warwick Marrow this year, helping to sign people up to the bone marrow register, sign yourself up for one of their volunteer training sessions!
If you have any campaigns actions for week 3, email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!