Our Associations provide a space where self-defining students can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve the student experience. At Durham SU, we’re proud to represent a diverse student membership, and Associations form part of the proactive steps we take to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.
We have eight Associations each with their own focus. They are led by a President and executive committee, who are all Durham students elected into their positions by fellow self-defining students. They put on events, plan campaigns and provide support for their members. If any of this sounds interesting, then get involved with our Associations!
At Durham SU, we recognise that the struggle for inclusion requires activism to dismantle systematic injustices, and so campaigning forms a key part of Associations’ activities. Campaigns run by our Associations include People of Colour Association’s Decolonise Durham campaign and Students With Disabilities Association’s Snow Watch campaign to help keep students safe in the snowy weather.
If you self-define into any of our Associations and would like to find out more about what they get up to, then click on the links below. You can also read more about our commitment to equality and diversity in our policy here.