Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Choosing a NEW National Campaign

Are you involved in STAR? Then now is your chance to get involved in the decision-making process for STAR’s next national campaign!

  • STAR is hoping to launch a new national campaign to coincide with the start of the new academic year in September 2007.
  • In 2006 the STAR network reached over 17,000 people with positive messages about refugees and asylum seekers
  • We want to hear what topic members of STAR think is of greatest importance and where the STAR network can achieve the greatest change.

What have we done so far?

Over the past year, the STAR national office has collected information from STAR members about the issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers of greatest concern locally, has consulted representatives of organisations who work for refugees and as a result has identified 3 possible topics for a national campaign.

What now?

Having prepared 3 proposals for topics for a national campaign, the National Office is seeking to gather the views of all STAR members about the relative merits of each proposal. The views of all STAR members are important. We encourage you to:

  • Hold a group (or regional) meeting to discuss the proposals.
  • Consider appointing a member of your group as ‘campaign coordinator’, who can lead on the national campaign.
  • Feedback to the National Office by email/phone
  • Go to the Forum and join in the discussion now!

Download the 3 campaign proposals (once you’re registered) from the Resources}uni_groups/index/resources page (you must be logged in to access the downloadable resources).

The STAR national office needs to receive your feedback by Friday 18th May.

How will the decision about which topic to campaign on be made?

The Campaign Co-ordinator will collect and collate all of the feedback from the network. This will be made available on the website. The STAR national office team, regional reps and management committee will: consider the popularity of each topic; the pros and cons of each proposal; identify any changes in the external environment that may affect the campaign; seek input from external specialists; then make a decision about which topic will be developed as a national campaign.

Posted by STAR team on 24/04/2007 at 02:06 PM