Why join the Amnesty International Society?
This society aims to campaign against oppression, persecution and injustice. However, though passionate, it a relaxed society open to new and creative ideas. It is not a militantly political society, but a group of people who care about human rights. Everyone is more than welcome to join, we would love you to come along and get involved.
What do we do?
That is up to you as we decide what to do as a group. Generally there are letter writing sessions, where we write to prisoners of conscience. The aim of this is both to offer support to the prisoners and to show the goverments responsible that people are aware of what is happening and disagree. There are fundraisers, such as cake sales and events, and there are educational meetings, where we either learn as a group, or there is a speaker from within or outside the university.
Safe space policy
Our society is committed to creating a safe, tolerant, and inclusive environment. This means that all students should be able to participate in our events without fear of bullying and harassment or violent, aggressive, intimidating or discriminatory behaviour.
We encourages debate and expects all members to be able to discuss conflicting viewpoints respectfully. All members should use appropriate and respectful language when speaking, and respect others’ point of view when listening.