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Amnesty International

We aim to promote human rights and an awareness of human rights abuses. It is an organisation that campaigns for freedom, fairness and justice, always by non-violent means, and generally by mass involvement. For example, it campaigns against torture and for the release of people who are imprisoned because their political views contradict those of their government. The methods of campaigning include: writing to politicians involved in such cases; writing to prisoners to offer support to them and show opposition to those involved in the imprisoning; protesting;  fundraising and educating. More information can be found at www.amnesty.org.uk.

It is easy to get involved both in the university society, and Amnesty International in general.

Come meet us at the Fresher's Fair on September 19th 2018 or email amnesty@societies.sussexstudent.com for information about our next meeting! 

"No-one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke.


Amnesty have been awarded the bronze community leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their commitment to making a positive difference within the community (2015/16)

Amnesty have been awarded the bronze inclusivity leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2015/16)


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.

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Join us for FREE!

Memberships will be available in September
  • Amnesty International Society Standard Membership£0.00

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Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies and Student Media Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies and Student Media Administrator - Liz Alcock

Email: liz.a@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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