What We Do
Bath Minervas is a leadership and volunteering group focused on empowering othersthrough collaboration and service. As well as tackling issues that particularly affect women such as domestic violence and sexual objectification, our group provides an opportunity for students at the University of Bath to come together as strong leaders and dedicate their time to helping others.
We'll be running meetings to discuss important issus and share stories, all whilst eating pizza or decorating cakes. We hope to create a safe space on campus where people can have a voice and talk about things that matter to them. We're passionate about raising awareness and cutting the stigma about mental health and abuse.
We're open to any ideas that YOU have for socials and fundraising.We are partnered with Bath's independent charity, VOICES. VOICES provides peer support and recovery programmes specifically for women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse.
Reasons to Join Us
As a University of Bath student, joining the Bath Minervas is an excellent opportunity to engage in the local city community while supporting a worthy cause. We want to help open and make public the once taboo discussion of domestic abuse and people at risk, particularly women. You can help support women and provide beneficial resources to the VOICES organisation through your membership. We also enjoy creating a community within our group through meetings, projects, and social events. Finally, there are exciting opportunities for your leadership within our volunteering group.
There is no membership fee, but any donations to Minervas or VOICES is welcome. Whilst you're here, please have a look and donate using our online page. All money will go towards VOICES,into either the development of their digital presence (incl. training and awareness raising) or their new Hardship Fund, supporting women with some essential needs that are not met from other sources - these might be children's furniture or clothing, travel costs to attend court, or small educational or training costs for women trying to upskill or return to work:
Chair: Marianne Fanous
Secretary: Dessi Bocheva
Treasurer: Sou Sou Hemchaoui