University and RAG fundraising

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Are you passionate about everyone having access to clean water? Do you want to make a difference during your time at university? Get involved with WaterAid as a student and turn your passion into action.

Here in the UK, we probably take clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for granted. But millions of people still don't have these vital services. Help us make them normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation - there are so many ways to get involved...

Become a Student Ambassador

As a Student Ambassador for WaterAid, you’ll be the voice of WaterAid at your university. You will unite your fellow students to the WaterAid cause and boost your fundraising efforts on campus. You’ll take action to:

Educate your university community about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to end extreme poverty and inequality.
Campaign for government action on the water and sanitation crisis.
Fundraise to support WaterAid’s work and mission.

Along the way you’ll develop useful skills and meet like-minded people, as well as gaining some fantastic experience to add to your CV. We'll write you a glowing reference, too.

WaterAid volunteer, used as part of a blog on the UK website.


Skydives. Head shaves. Walks across the length of the country carrying a bag of sand. All legit ways incredible people have fundraised for us - and you could join them. Or if you prefer something a little less daring, a humble cake sale always goes down well.

If you’re part of your university RAG, why not nominate WaterAid as your charity of the year?

Join or start a society

Up and down the country groups of dedicated students are starting and growing WaterAid Societies, acting as campaigners, fundraisers, lobbyers and all-round legends. Join them, won’t you?

Is your university missing from this list?

Set up your own society. We’ll be on hand with tonnes of support every step of the way.

Get in touch

Our student reps have their very own Facebook group where they share advice, fundraising inspiration and updates from their campuses.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jade in our Community Team.

Email: [email protected]

Jade from the community team, who you can contact about anything related to WaterAid at university
WaterAid/Billy Barraclough
"WaterAid has provided me with the ability to grow as a leader, as well as a team member, for such an amazing cause. Working with my team is so much fun as we’re able to hold great fundraisers that are slightly different to the normal bake-sale approach, such as our festive funk and soul night, which makes the society so much fun to be a part of. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the WaterAid team."
Lucy, Chair of WaterAid at Manchester University

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