ARU Brexit Campaign
· Welfare support will be provided to students as a result of Brexit
· Students will be communicated the outcomes of Brexit
· Students’ union will have a stance on the NoToNoDeal NUS campaign
This month I hosted a social media takeover on the 14th and 15th of October, published 3 articles and delivered social media pushes on the following; No to No Deal, the People's Vote and Brexit support. Throughout this campaign, I have met with a variety of students to gather feedback on the deliverables of the Brexit project campaign and presented this feedback to the university challenging them to make the reasonable adjustments and changes that students have requested.
I have been attending weekly Brexit meetings with the university and as a result of lobbying the university has currently committed to:
The university is currently creating a UK Leaving the EU Communications Plan which includes a revamping of the websites Brexit will have a larger space on the website for Q&A, support and other updates.
The university has committed to the following:
- The university HAVE AGREED to provide additional legal support through the international office.
- The university HAVE ADOPTED a system like Queen's University Belfast which provides clear and concise information on student support regarding Brexit.
- The Students’ Union RAN a registration vote drive on both Cambridge and Chelmsford campus.
- The international office HAVE AGREED to run settlement support workshops throughout trimester one.
- The university HAVE CHANGED the tile on the student MyAnglia website which highlights Brexit support students can access.
- The university HAVE AGREED to provide student welfare support for any student that is negatively impacted by Brexit. They have updated their website to clearly outline that this support is available.
- The university has stated that Welcome buddies, supervisors, PDTs and interviewers should get training and briefs e.g. PhD students who will feel the influence and may need to switch visas halfway through their course.
- The international office has committed to supplying welfare and legal advice for students who may be impacted by Brexit.
- The University HAVE IMPLEMENTED the safe-zone app as a support mechanism for students to use as protection against hate crime.
Brexit: information for students
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union NoToNoDeal stance
VP Mary Copsey