• May 21 2013
  • 9:55am
An Arms Trade Treaty at last: my reflections
I’m sitting here in a haze. Yesterday I attended a historic milestone. A celebration that meant that over 20 years of campaigning had taken effect. On 3 June an Arms Trade Tr...
  • Mar 1 2013
  • 2:27pm
Students head to Amnesty HQ for Action for Change 2013
Stay on top of all the action here, by following our storify of the weekend. [View the story "Action For Change 2013" on Storify]Action For Change 2013Storified by Amnesty UK&midd...
  • Feb 20 2013
  • 6:53pm
Why Activism Is Not A Solitary Vocation (And Can Be Quite A Laugh)
By Martin, Glasgow University Amnesty Student Group There are days when being a passionate human rights advocate can seem like a solitary vocation, but 9 February was not one of t...
  • Nov 18 2012
  • 4:44pm
The hope and future of the Amnesty movement
"Spend some time every day defending your human rights while you have them. Enjoy them to the full. Don't wait until your rights are taken away to start standing up for th...
  • Nov 16 2012
  • 12:06pm
Amnesty International UK Student Conference 2012 begins today!
The final preparations are taking place and we're buzzing with excitement as 250 students head straight towards us from Aberdeen, Exeter and Dublin and many...
  • Jun 19 2012
  • 4:57pm
The Arms Trade Treaty Campaign; what an exciting time to be involved with Amnesty!
By Hannah Russell, 2nd year Ancient History Student at Royal Holloway As anyone who is involved in Amnesty will know, the Arms Trade Treaty talks will be taking place in July, an ...
  • Jun 12 2012
  • 2:56pm
Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year
Today's blog is written by Amy Mackinnon, who was awarded Student Human Rights Reporter 2012 at the Amnesty Media Awards on Tuesday 29 May for her article The Curious Case of J...
  • Apr 23 2012
  • 3:06pm
The 2012 AGM: An electric atmosphere - energising, inspiring and entertaining in a wholly different way!
By Caitlin Green, Student Action Network Committee (STAN) + York University Amnesty Student Group Co-Chair  The Amnesty International UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) has just...
  • Mar 9 2011
  • 11:00am
Sleepout 2011
When we started talking about the sleepout action last month, I was honestly not quite sure what to expect. Were students going to brave the cold to sleep out in the streets? Woul...
  • Feb 1 2011
  • 11:00am
Sleeping Out
Towards the end of February, between the 21st and 27th, around 1000 Amnesty and STAR activists will be taking to the streets with their sleeping bags and spending an uncomfo...

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