Campaigns


Campaigns

We want to make the changes that are important to you, whether that be in your Union, University or community.

The campaigns that the new Officer Team are working on will be uploaded shortly.

Don't forget, you can set up your own campaign. If you feel something needs to be done and you’re the person to do it – give it a go. Just tell us right here.


Are Ye Well?
At this time of year it’s easy to feel the pressure of exams, deadlines and late nights in the library. So, we’ve organised lots of events 23 April -10 May - From Massage, Music Mood Rooms, Garden Games, Cuppas in the McClay Library, to Coffee Mornings in the Graduate School, we've got it covered!


Choice & Consent Week
Our Project Choice Ambassadors and SWAG members have been busy all year working on choice and consent. We're now bringing you this exciting new campaign which is much needed ahead of the upcoming referendum on repealing the 8th amendment and after the crucial Consent is Bae Workshops and SCORE survey results on non-consensual sexual experiences for students at Queen’s.


Support The Strike
The University and College Union (which many of Queen’s academic staff are a part of) is taking part in a 13 day strike. This is due to proposed changes to the pension scheme that many academic members of staff are a part of. We support the strike and are proud to stand in solidarity with our staff members who are affected. In light of this, we're encouraging students to Support The Strike!


Student Officer Surgeries
We're here to help you with any academic issues you have at Queen's. Are you having any issues or concerns about: the new academic year; tuition fees; grants and support funding; teaching and assessment; hidden course costs; and feedback on your academic work. We'll be out and about campus from 29 Jan - 1 Feb. There's no appointment needed - just pop by!


Know the Score
We're running a drugs & alcohol awareness campaign so that you have all the information you need to make your own informed decisions. It will explain the different types of drugs, their effects, the long and short term consequences of drug misuse and harm reduction.


International Buddy Scheme - Semester 2
We know how hard it must be for our International Students to leave their family, friends and home country to come to a completely new place – one where they mightn’t have even visited before or know anyone. We want to make our International Students feel as welcomed, as at home and as settled as possible in their new community at Queen’s!


Disable the Label 
1 in 10 students at Queen's has a disability - virtually all of us will know someone with a disability (visible or invisible). Our Disable the Label campaign aims to raise awareness about the breadth of disability, challenge perceptions people have about disabilities and reinforce that labels are NOT for people.


Think out Loud - Mental Health Awareness Week
We want to raise awareness of mental health amongst students and we want those who are experiencing mental health issues to know that there is support out there if they need it. During #Thinkoutloud we will be running a series of events to showcase how you can look after your mental health as well as working towards ending the stigma around talking about mental health issues.


Beyond the Binaries – QUBSU Trans’ Students’ Week
Many people are confused with the differences in gender identity and sexual orientation and it is imperative that people become aware of the differences within the LGBT+ community and that trans, non-binary and intersex people have safe spaces to come together to discuss their experiences, expand their skills, and to have some fun! 


Project Choice
The abortion law in Northern Ireland (NI) is the most restrictive in Europe. The NI Assembly has voted against reform to the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, to allow lawful access to abortion, in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime, or to extend the 1967 Abortion Act, that is applicable in the rest of the UK. Change is needed to give everyone full bodily autonomy. Get involved!


International Buddy Scheme - Semester 1
We know how hard it must be for our International Students to leave their family, friends and home country to come to a completely new place – one where they mightn’t have even visited before or know anyone. We want to make our International Students feel as welcomed, as at home and as settled as possible in their new community at Queen’s!