Student activism at Bristol

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I was looking at the societies that Bristol has and saw there are some dedicated to student activism (like the Amnesty one) and wanted to know if activism is encouraged by the university, or at least not looked down upon

I come from a country where student activism hurts your reputation, and is looked down on by universities and employers despite many universities having active SUs. So I want to know more about this before mentioning it in my scholarship application
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Anonymous #2
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Bristol University Conservative Association - can vouch for it.
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Sure it is encouraged, just don't go setting any police vans on fire...
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Sure it is encouraged, just don't go setting any police vans on fire...
Haha I have no intentions of doing that! No mood to have my visa revoked lmao

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Bristol University Conservative Association - can vouch for it.
Ooh fascinating, thank you! Just out of curiosity - is the Conservative Association anything like the current Party? And is the university more left or right wing?
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Ooh fascinating, thank you! Just out of curiosity - is the Conservative Association anything like the current Party? And is the university more left or right wing?
Yes, it is supportive of the Tory government. In theory, it is right-wing (but depending on whether you are from I would define it as center-right, as I would define right-wing as Trump and the American Republicans).
That being said it promotes debate and even if you are center-left (labour - more or less socialist) it is still inclusive and a great experience.
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I was looking at the societies that Bristol has and saw there are some dedicated to student activism (like the Amnesty one) and wanted to know if activism is encouraged by the university, or at least not looked down upon

I come from a country where student activism hurts your reputation, and is looked down on by universities and employers despite many universities having active SUs. So I want to know more about this before mentioning it in my scholarship application
How do you feel about statues?
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How do you feel about statues?
Love 'em and therefore I believe fishes should be given the opportunity to appreciate them as well.
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Love 'em and therefore I believe fishes should be given the opportunity to appreciate them as well.
:laugh: good answer
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Love 'em and therefore I believe fishes should be given the opportunity to appreciate them as well.
disrespectful
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Love 'em and therefore I believe fishes should be given the opportunity to appreciate them as well.
Hahah oof

I like the idea of putting them in museums with plaques tbh, so you can read about the bad aspects as well. A statue by itself is a commemorative/celebratory monument, but for slave traders and the like you should know about their darker side while acknowledging their contributions
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Hahah oof

I like the idea of putting them in museums with plaques tbh, so you can read about the bad aspects as well. A statue by itself is a commemorative/celebratory monument, but for slave traders and the like you should know about their darker side while acknowledging their contributions
Yeah I agree. The other outcome that happened was just a bit immature from people who don't respect history - coming from a minority (cause that matters)
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But yeah, activism is pretty supported in Bristol itself. The city is pretty left wing and is usually the hub for activism in the UK, let alone the uni. Now whether you grow to get annoyed by it, I will leave that to you, but it isn't looked down upon and is usually supported! Either way, no matter your political opinion you should be fine within the uni as long as of course you don't go rogue!
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Yeah I agree. The other outcome that happened was just a bit immature from people who don't respect history - coming from a minority (cause that matters)
Just more layers in the history of the statue :P

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But yeah, activism is pretty supported in Bristol itself. The city is pretty left wing and is usually the hub for activism in the UK, let alone the uni. Now whether you grow to get annoyed by it, I will leave that to you, but it isn't looked down upon and is usually supported! Either way, no matter your political opinion you should be fine within the uni as long as of course you don't go rogue!
Haha I think I'll enjoy it then, thanks!
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Sure it is encouraged, just don't go setting any police vans on fire...
Thank your lucky stars you aren't at Sheffield Hallam.

The groups who do campaign like rent strike won't collaborate with anyone who isn't white, under 25 to start campaigns.

The Students Union just work for the uni management, don't support students setting up societies and only really support sports activities.

The SU staff tell you one thing when you ask advice on campaigns then try and get you in trouble for following their guidance.
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Oof, that's screwed up
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