Start a new Amnesty student group
Welcome to the Amnesty Student Action Network - we're so glad you are joining us!
Order a Start Up Pack on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7033 1596 to find out more about Amnesty student groups and get all the resources you need to get started.
Or you can get going right now by downloading the Student Group Affiliation Form (pdf) today!
Affiliation costs £21 per year for up to 100 members and £27 per year for 100+ members.
Your Start Up Pack will include:
- Poster pack
- Student Q&A
- My Rights Passports
- Fundraising Guide
- Writing Letters Guide
- Student Raise-Off info
- Next Meeting postcards
- Rainbow stickers
The Student Team is always here to support you with advice, information and lots of free resources, so contact us if you need a hand at any step along the way.
Download First Steps (pdf) for advice and info on what to do next. Here's some highlights:
Step 1: GET INFO
The person responsible for societies at your Student Union should have all the info about setting up a new one, ranging from budget allocations to whether you get a notice board - hopefully all in a convenient societies handbook. Check out How To...Make the Most Out Of Your Student Union for more advice and ideas.
Step 2: GET MEMBERS
Fresher's is probably the best time to recruit new members and you'll find lots of ideas and advice on this site, but if you've missed Freshers don't panic! You'll find plenty of other ideas in the First Steps guide.
Step 3: GET ORGANISED
Try to set a date for your first meeting within ten days of your Fresher's Fair - here's some resources to help:
- How To...Run Fab Meetings for lots of hints and tips
- First meeting presentation (ppt): a powerpoint you can adapt for your group
- Or why not invite an Amnesty speaker to give a talk?
Step 4: GET ACTIVE
As part of the student action network you will start getting monthly action campaign mailings full of actions and resources - and you can get started even before your first one arrives by downloading the most recent campaign briefing from the student homepage.
Step 5: GET ADVICE
Talk to other societies on campus for their tips about organising and advertising meetings and events, and ask the Raise & Give (RAG) society to lend a hand - they are often one of the most active groups on campus. Most importantly, don't forget you can always contact us - we are here to support you and we love hearing from you!
Next: Why not check out the info on this site about the other student group activities?