Whether you’ve got an amazing event planned, you’re running a campaign, or would just like to recruit some new members, there are loads of ways to get your message across.
In any general publicity you should include some/all of the following:
- The main function of your group, especially if it has an abstract or obscure name
- Email/website details for more information
- What you are doing or planning
- What you’ve done in the past
- The skills your participants will develop
- How to get involved and how much it costs to join
- Meeting dates, times and venues
Don't forget that people might not be familiar with your activities so you should avoid jargon and provide clear information.
Posters & flyers
Any posters advertising Students’ Union groups or events you put on must be approved and stamped in the Activities Centre. All events run by student groups should be risk assessed. Once your event risk assessment has been approved up to 11 stamped posters can then go up in the following places:
- Union notice boards in Falmer Bar and East Slope Bar.
- By the Doctor's Orders Cafe in the Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS) building
- Outside the John Maynard Smith (JMS) Lecture Theatre
- Lancaster House reception
- York House (in the corridoor by the computer room).
There are other notice boards dotted around campus but these are managed by academic schools and the porters in those buildings so we cannot guarantee posters and flyers will be left on display.
You may not put posters on paintwork, bins, walls, doors or the floor – in fact anywhere other than the notice boards. Posters put elsewhere will be removed and you may even be fined by the Council so it is a waste of time and resources. Please make sure you take down and recycle posters once your event is over.
Flyers will need to be checked for content but don’t need to be stamped.
A general rule of thumb is don’t put anything offensive on there and use your common sense – no risqué pictures, hateful language or swearing. This is in accordance with the safer space policy.