This year we have supported two applications to the Sanctuary Scholar Legal Fund – designed to support asylum-seeking students by covering the costs of their legal fees. STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and Amnesty International have led our fundraising efforts and have managed to raise over £6000 this year through a range of fundraising events including a sponsored run/walk/cycle which covered the distance from the Wills Memorial Building to the Home Office several times over.
In June 2021 we ran Committee Fest - our annual training and development festival for incoming student leaders. This year we: Ran 29 virtual training events, covering everything from finance to events, and campaigns to social media. Trained 251 incoming student leaders, with students attending on average 2+ events each. Worked to develop leaders from 108 different student groups.