Campaigns can be on any issue that students face, and they’re a way to make real and positive change (plus have some fun too!) Campaigns can be around issues that affect student life, and we encourage all students to get involved in some way to make an impact on your student experience.
Running your own campaign or helping others with theirs could make a real impact on the issues that matter you, and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Below you’ll get a snapshot of our key campaigns for the next year:
Stop the Learning Tax
Wera Hobhouse, the MP for bath, submitted an open letter calling for the University of Bath to pay for students council tax, a bill of £3 million that would be paid from students tution fees. Read the SU President's response and why taking away students ability to learn and study will do nothing to fix the problems facing our local communities.
University and College Union (UCU) are taking strike action in response to decisions to change the way their pension scheme, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) works.
Find out more
Fighting against student housing restrictions
Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently undergoing a review of how it issues licenses for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO's) where most students live in Bath. The changes will increase the criteria to allow the creation of new HMO's greatly restricting student choice on housing and will put more pressure on the student housing crisis in Bath. The campaign against these changes has been led by the Community Officer representing students to the council and fighting for their right to reside within this city.
The SU’s Top Ten is a list of ten priority issues which The SU will be working with the University on over the year. This doesn’t mean that The SU doesn’t work on other issues which arise throughout the year, but instead gives us a clearly defined set of priorities and goals at the beginning of the year to be working towards. The SU has been nationally recognised for its Top Ten with SU Officers and staff presenting at many conferences.
#NeverOK is a campaign being conducted by the SU and University, inspiring people to speak out against sexual harassment and creating a culture where all staff and students feel safe.
Moving In and Moving Out campaign
Each year, the Student Community Partnership (a joint project between the SU Bath, Bath Spa SU and B&NES Council) gives out valuable information to students moving into the private sector and how to be active in their local community by door knocking and providing information to student tenants. This campaign is also aimed at students when they move out of their accommodation and conduct donation drives for the British Heart Foundation.