Goal 1 - Get Others Inspired and Involved
Students and staff will only act to change their university if they know that there’s a problem, and that they can be part of the solution. Expose the problem of human rights abuses in global supply chains and increase the call for your university to do its part to protect human rights.
Highlight the consequences of your university buying garments from poorly monitored factories with our Enough is Enough action cards, and join the national mass lobby calling on university VCs to commit to joining the Worker Rights Consortium.
There are loads of other things you could do as as well - organise a talk or a debate, involve your student paper, use social media, collect signatures for the Buy Right petition, stage a mock sweatshop on campus, plan a naked stunt… see our action ideas for some top tips.
To achieve Goal 2 you will need support from your Vice Chancellor (VC), or your university’s senior management. If you can show them that students are concerned about supply chains then they are more likely to listen.
The Buy Right Goals
To help you run your own workshops and educate others about workers’ rights, we’ve made an education page. Feel free to use it and share it as much as you like.