At Castle, one of the ways in which we strive to provide the excellent support system Durham University is famous for is through running Campaigns, themed weeks which take place approximately twice a term with the aim of providing information, raising awareness and facilitating a space for open debate within the college environment.
Click this link to find the Castle Campaigns Site, dedicated to the welfare and campaigns of college. Here you can find information, contacts and links to the issues discussed.
These campaigns deal with a broad range of issues which are particularly relevant to students in Durham such as mental health, alcohol awareness, sexual health and stress. Ultimately, the aim behind these campaigns is to raise questions, provide information and support students in becoming more informed.
We aim to make each campaign interactive and accessible to every member of the JCR, whether you are studying abroad, living out or living in college. Therefore, as well as organising a wide variety of events within college during the specific weeks, facebook, emails and videos also play a vital part in communicating the weeks’ message. University-wide events are also arranged by the DSU and more information about these can be found on the DSU website.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch with Campaigns Officer, Abby Scott – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are affected by any of the issues discussed throughout the year and wish to discuss them, don’t hesitate to get into contact with one of the welfare team.
Some campaigns and dates to take note of the upcoming year (2016-17):
- SHAG Week (Sexual Health and Guidance Week): 24th October—30th October
- Stop. Think. Sign.: Throughout November/ December/ January
- Think before you drink: 21st November—27th November
- Mind and body week: 16th January– 22nd January
- UNIQUE week: 6th February-12th February
- Mental health awareness week: 6th March-12th March
- Stress Less: Throughout Easter Term