A statement from the SU President on showing the World Cup matches on campus.
The World Cup 2022 is being held in Qatar. We, as a Students’ Union realise the implications this may have for students at ARU due to concerns surrounding certain policies such as LGBTQ+ rights, and Workers’ rights.
The Students’ Union does not condone hate crimes or violence towards marginalised groups of any kind, and believes in equality and diversity, championing the diversity of our students and their communities. We know that football is a game loved by millions of people around the world and here in Cambridge & Chelmsford. We believe that football has the power to bring people together, and so we want to share our love of the beautiful game with you in spaces that are as safe and inclusive as possible.
To show solidarity with students affected by this, we will be raising money for associated charities at World Cup games we are showing. Each and every penny we raise will be donated to charities, so they continue their fantastic causes of supporting human rights and ensuring a safer and more inclusive community for all.
We always strive to make our spaces inclusive and welcoming for all ARU students, but if there is something we could do better, please let us know. You can contact one of our officers via the links below, or send a message to our 92 team who will be happy to help.
Shankar - President
Akshay - VP AHSS
Nithin-Raj - VP B&L
Rahman - VP S&E
Rohit - VP HEMS
Sharmeen - VP Healthcare