Unicef UK does not receive any money from the UN budget and it is dependent on charitable donations. That is were we come in - with the help of our members we were able to raise £2,500 for UNICEF.

What is UNICEF UK?

Unicef UK was founded in 1946 and was created by the United Nations to advocate and stand up for children rights in more than 150 countries around the world. The charity has a broad spectrum of areas that it covers including protecting children from violence, abuse, exploitation, addressing development problems including nutrition, sanitation and healthcare, and supporting education programmes to encourage good and equal education for girls and boys. 

What does Unicef on Campus do in St Andrews?

In St Andrews, we are one of the most active and social charitable societies on Campus, with a clear objective for students with a common interest in advocating for children's rights to come together. There might be uncertainty surrounding the next academic year, however, we are certain that the effects of COVID on Children, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will bring students in St Andrews closer together and a desire to learn more about global issues. In light of this, we have an exciting year planned, and we are confident it will create an inclusive and welcoming society in St Andrews. 

Would you like to join our committee?

If you would like to be apart of our committee, we are holding our EGM in September for Executive Positions, and sub-committee interviews will follow once the executive positions have been filled. Contact us on: saunicefmail@st-andrews.ac.uk for more details or to subscribe to our mailing list.

Positions Available at September EGM

1) Secretary 

2) Head of Events

3) Head of Fundraising 

4) Head of Marketing x2

5) Freshers/ Hall Rep

Events organised in 2019/2020 

Organised by Taylor Webb and Megan Dunstan (Head of Events and Fundraising): 

Where can I find out more info?

We are very active on Instragam & Facebook. Feel free to dm us any questions that you might have, or follow/ like us for any future events or blog posts on global issues.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicefstandrews1

Instagram : standrews__unicef

 

 

 

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