Create a buzz
Now that the dust from the first few weeks of term has settled, it’s the perfect time to start getting students excited about the demo. and to convert all those initial conversations into sign ups for seats on your coaches.
Top tips for creating a buzz
Have a student meeting or debate on educational issues. Goldsmiths, UWE and Heythrop College are all holding meetings or lectures to get students talking about the issues and University of the Arts SU and organising a series of roadshows around their various campuses.
Use your fundraising to let students know about the demo. Edinburgh are hoping to raise enough money to bring 5 coaches and are using activities like a ceilidh and film showings to raise money as well as getting students excitied.
Organise a stunt to get people talking about the demo. Involve students in making your stunt exciting and visible and don’t forget to tell your local media.
Be inventive – Manchester Met have organised an exhibition on ‘The Art of Protest’ to engage their arts students in activism.
Let your students lead the way. Officers at Aberdeen University Students’ Association have been asking students to share why they’re coming to the demo and have made this excellent video.
How are YOU planning for the Demo?
Lots of you have been letting us know what you’re getting up to, so keep the good ideas coming in! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget, you can access all the demo briefings here and download adaptable materials here.
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