University and RAG fundraising
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. We want to make them normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation – and we need your help!
There are so many ways to support us. Joining or setting up a WaterAid society. Organising your own event on campus. Taking part in our Bogstacle mud run with your sports team. Fundraising with your university's RAG society. Just choose what suits you best. And speaking of suits, we have plenty of taps and toilet costumes you can wear!
What can I do?
Joining a WaterAid society is a great way to meet new people and make a positive impact. Plus, it'll look good enhance your CV and may even give you the opportunity to learn new skills.
We currently have nine societies at universities across the country:
If you're a student of the University of Bristol, find out more by visiting the society's webpage
If you're a student of the University of Cardiff, find out more by visiting the society's Facebook group
If you're a student of the University of East London, find out more by visiting the society's Facebook group
If you're a student of the University of Edinburgh, find out more by joining the society's Facebook group
If you're a student of the University of Leeds, find out more by visiting the society's webpage
If you’re a student at the University of Manchester, find out more by joining the society’s Facebook group
"Joining WaterAid gave me the chance to meet some incredible, like-minded people who want to direct their time and effort towards raising awareness for an absolutely wonderful cause. It has helped me to come out of my shell and be more confident in terms of organisation, involvement and interaction with other people in my community. The people you meet, the cause you campaign for and the skills you develop not just as a member of a charity but as a person, are nothing short of amazing. I would recommend it to anybody!"
Harvey, Social Secretary of WaterAid at Southampton University
If you're a student of the University of East Anglia, find out more by joining the society's Facebook group
Starting a WaterAid society on campus is both rewarding and good fun. It’s also a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and enhance your CV.
If your university isn’t listed above, just email [email protected] to find out how to set up your own.
By volunteering as a WaterAid Student Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to learn important skills, meet like-minded people and gain valuable experience for life after university, all whilst helping to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis.
For your commitment, you’ll receive fantastic experience to boost your CV, a reference provided by WaterAid and one-to-one support from our team.
To find out more and apply, please email Katrina at [email protected]
If you’re part of your university RAG, why not nominate WaterAid as your charity of the year?
You could also organise a one-off event like a skydive or a Jailbreak – where you have 36 hours to travel as far from your university as possible without spending any of your own money!
Have a question about RAG fundraising? Email Katrina from our universities team >
We always have bucket collections happening, so get in touch and get fundraising!
We’ll provide tap and toilet costumes, wigs, buckets and loads of motivation. We can also help you plan your event and apply for a permit.
To get involved, drop us a line at [email protected]
We’ve created a Facebook group just for our Student Supporters to help you stay up to date with WaterAid student news, upcoming events and more ways to get involved whilst at university’
Promote your activities
Download and fill out our posters to advertise your activities around campus. They're themed around periods and menstrual hygiene, but can be used to promote anything WaterAid-related!
Our work with University of the Arts London
We challenged postgraduate students from across the university to produce works of art and design that highlighted the power of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. The challenge was generously sponsored by Fujifilm, which meant that a Fujifilm X-T20 was at stake for those individuals taking part. The winner, painting student Daumants Brunins, said the challenge “allowed me to understand that painting as a visual art discipline crosses many fields like activism". You can see his winning entry, along with others, below.