February 20, 2017, by pressoffice
‘One Day Without Us’ celebrates the contribution of migrants to the UK
One Day Without Us is a national day of action in solidarity with migrants from around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK. Our Students’ Union President, Ismail Sadurdeen, explains how University of Nottingham students are marking the day.
International students make up about one third of the student population of our university. At turbulent times it is important for students to not only stand in solidarity with the migrant community that provides our university with its diversity and global outlook it prides itself upon, but also to show opposition to the hateful rhetoric which has become so mainstream. Students are our future leaders, so it’s important to get as many students involved as possible.
Our International Students Officer has commissioned a video in line with One Day Without Us to show solidarity with the migrant community across the UK where students share their personal stories. Furthermore one of our societies, STAR (Student Action for Refugees) is organising a Refugee Action Week starting from today until 24th February with a host of events where many students can get involved.
Support the campaign today
- Tweet on the hashtags #1DayWithoutUs and #StudentsForMigrants
- Send a letter/email/tweet to your local MP and/or a member of House of Lords that has links to your institution telling them about One Day Without Us and ask them to lobby for the rights of International Students and migrants.
- Join STAR (Student Actions for Refugees) and volunteer during this week
- Ensure academics and lecturers mention the day to their students.
— UoN Students’ Union (@UoNSU) February 20, 2017
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