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People & Planet

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At People & Planet, we strive to enact change in the world around us - change that starts right here, at Bristol University. Our society is a group of passionate activists dedicated to making our university more ethical in any way that we can. We believe that if money talks, we have the power to silence it. We believe that all people have human rights that must be met, regardless of background. We believe that the world is not beyond saving.

Our society, a merger of the Fossil Free and Undoing Borders campaigns, has already achieved great things. In February 2018, the University pledged to fully divest from the fossil fuel industry, thanks to the efforts of our members who refused to allow Bristol to continue funding climate chaos. Following our Student Union’s boycott of the border industry in support of a People and Planet motion in June 2018, the Society pressed the University to cut contracts with companies which uphold the border regime on campus. In May 2019, the University committed to doing so. But there is always more to do.

This year, we will continue to campaign for the University to remove borders to education and to radically champion its commitment to being an accredited University of Sanctuary. The Home Office gets universities to do the dirty work for them by surveilling international and migrant students, which can lead to visa revocations and students losing their place at university. We want the university to resist the Hostile Environment and instead give primacy to protecting the human rights of international and migrant students. We want a border-free campus.

We will also be tracking the University’s commitment to reach zero carbon by 2030. We know that Universities can be ambitious in their Green pledges and promises, only to turn out to be full of hot air. Thus we will ensure that the University does not roll back on its pledge. Further, we will be supporting the fight to demilitarise our campus, by cutting financial and academic ties with the Arms industry. The University must not be complicit in war and violence.

We will be running promotional and educational events throughout the year, starting with our Give-It-A-Go session during the second week of first term. We need your help to keep changing our world. If you are passionate and hard-working - and up for a good protest (online and offline!) - then the People & Planet is the society for you.

Our pages and contact details:


Facebook: People and Planet University of Bristol

Instagram: @peopleandplanetbristol

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

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