Here are the top five Exeter social justice pages you should be following
Complete a New Year’s resolution and make your social media use positively productive
With the new year well underway, and many giving up on that ‘be a better person’ resolution they told themselves they’d stick with, The Tab Exeter has made it easier than ever to complete at least one.
We’ve chosen our top five picks for productive Exeter Instagram pages to follow enabling you to start refreshing your feed, expanding your network to find even more useful pages, and keep informed on Exeter’s most impactful campaigns.
Sit Down Shut Up
Created last year by students fed up with the ignorance of male violence and negligence of women’s rights, the campaign saw huge growth at a fast rate. Key events include their previous sit-ins on campus, protesting male violence and women’s right to choose regarding abortion laws. The page is a must in order to keep up-to-date with future protests and the campaign’s development, alongside staying informed on the social issue and ways in which the university supports tackling it. (@sitdownnshutup_)
Active Together Exeter
As a student-led anti-racism project, focusing on educating students on the impact of racism and micro-aggressions towards people of colour, specifically in sport, the page is a must for holding yourself accountable and participating in anti-racism. Posting a variety of content such as articles to uplift black voices, artwork to support artists pages, and educational series to encourage followers to stay informed, the page will successfully keep you aware. (@atogetherexeter)
University of Exeter Disability Campaign
Formed to protest discrimination towards those with a disability, and lack of compliance toward the 2010 Equality Act, the page provides informative posts, collaborations with the Guild holding online events with guest speakers, and series such as their ‘What I wish I knew as a fresher’ to provide new students with advice on how to tackle the social anxieties of university life, along with how to confidently take advantage of the resources available to gain support. Overall the page gives an insightful look into how you can be active, educate yourself, and support increasing awareness and necessary change. (@uofedisabilitycampaign)
Safe For Survivors
The University of Exeter’s Anti-Abuse and Anti-Harassment group provides both men and women with the support they may need to cope with the anxiety or fear felt due to potential risks or past experiences. With features such as a self-defence course, craft nights to give students a safe space, alongside informative posts to educate and promote protests taking place, the page is greatly beneficial. (@safeforsurvivors)
The 93% Club Exeter
A student-led society and non-profit organisation, promoting equal experiences for students who attended state-school education in an area where the majority did not. With posts ranging from informative updates on how education can be made fairer, and events providing insight into entering competitive career paths with confidence, alongside wellbeing tips on how to create a routine to keep on top of studies, start conversations about mental health with others, and tackle the potential of imposter syndrome, the page is both supportive to some and educational to others. (@93clubexeter)