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Undergraduate Education: David Ion


I have just finished my undergrad degree in History, and have been working with the SU on campaigns throughout my time at Bristol uni.

In second year I led the These Walls Must Fall campaign against immigration detention with Bristol City Council, and I've also helped establish the Sanctuary Scholarship Legal Fund to help students who are asylum seekers with their legal fees in times of crisis.

Another area of activism I've been involved in is around the climate crisis, pushing for the university to endorse the climate strikes.

I was also a lead player in starting People and Planet's USS Divest campaign, working with the uni to encourage the university pension scheme to divest from fossil fuels.

As president of the Amnesty society in my final year, I worked closely with many activist groups across a spectrum of issues. I hope to continue this activism in education as the new undergraduate education officer for the SU.