Affiliated with Amnesty International UK, we are a student society which aims to raise awareness of both domestic and global Human Rights issues. We also aim to raise money to help fund the vital work of the charity worldwide.
Amnesty Society holds regular weekly meetings. These meetings offer an opportunity for members to consider, discuss and act on relevant human rights issues and also provide a forum where members can meet and socialise with other students.
Activities at our meetings include:
We send a letter on behalf of victims of Human Rights abuses. This is a really simple effective way for you to get involved each week.
This is where your input is really important! Each year our members vote to select a number of campaigns to focus on in detail. Our past campaigns include Violence against Women, the Arms Trade and the detention of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Our campaigns have resulted in stalls and art exhibitions in the SU, organised protests and great fundraising events both on and off campus. Take part and help us prepare for campaigns by giving your ideas, researching the issues and being creative at our ‘Arts and Crafts’ meetings.
We invite interesting and inspirational guest speakers to come in and talk to our members. This offers an opportunity for critical thinking and debate about controversial Human Rights issues or just a chance for you to come along, listen and enjoy!
We love films and documentaries which present human rights issues in interesting and diverse ways.
We will be taking part in the Amnesty Student Raise-Off 2012-13. We hope to beat our fantastic achievement in 2012, when we raised over £3,800 for the UK division of the charity. In order to do this we will need the continued help, support and enthusiasm of our members this year!