As a Students' Union, we are here to support and represent our members (students). We want you to be able to exercise your freedom of speech, which means we'll support you in organising a protest (as long as you follow our procedures). As a charity we are also bound under charity law to only provide resources under the following conditions:
- The issue needs to impact "students as students". We can facilitate wider debate if a student wishes, but there needs to be some link to students.
- We can't be party political, this is something we particularly need to keep in mind during election periods due to electoral law.
- Student groups can be party political, but we cannot provide resources directly for that aim (i.e Labour or Conservative party socities).
If you want to organise a protest, then you can fill out the following form and we'll meet with you to guide you through the process, it will most likely take 3 weeks from submitting the form to the day of the protest.
Organise a protest or vigil.
Vigils are held to stand in solidarity or mourn a group impacted by a natural disaster, war or a devastating situation. We'd usually invite the chaplain and students to speak about their experiences and emotions. Vigils usually last about 30 minutes and have a quick turn around of around 3 days.
We can provide you with the following:
- Banner making materials/paints
- Radios for stewards
- High-vis for stewards
Code of Conduct
As a student at Sheffield Hallam University you are bound under the Student Code of Conduct, this includes any actions at protests.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.