Universities

Beat works with universities across the UK, offering exceptional opportunities for generating awareness, campaigning and fundraising. We will work with you to make sure your needs are met.

Thousands of students are affected by eating disorders, many suffering in silence, and for some, university life can make things incredibly challenging. Going to university presents a number of risk factors, such as moving away from home, lack of familiar support structure and academic and social pressures. This can leave people feeling especially vulnerable.

Everyone should be aware these are serious mental illnesses and be able to seek help as soon as possible, or support friends who might be suffering.

You can increase the level of understanding and support for sufferers on your campus. Whether you are a student, university, student union, sports team, society or  RAG group, we want to work with you! Together we will raise awareness of eating disorders and campaign for better treatment, while developing crucial skills for your future.

You could host our Ambassadors for an awareness talk, promote and support Beat campaigns, or fundraise by organising a BEATS for Beat music event. However you choose to get involved, we can support you every step of the way! 

What we do for you

A dedicated member of our National Network Team will be your point of contact, there to support your ideas and answer any questions you might have.

Become a Beat Team Leader at your University and drive forward activities to raise awareness and support our work. You will receive training designed to increase your understanding of eating disorders and Beat’s campaigns and services.

Your knowledge and perspective of our work is crucial, and so throughout the year you will have the opportunity to learn about the projects you are supporting and how they benefit people with eating disorders. You'll also get the chance to have an active role in our campaigns and drive how students can get involved with our work.

Students are very important to us. In today's competitive employment market, extra-curricular activities are essential to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Raising Awareness

Our network of Ambassadors deliver insightful and emotive awareness talks, sharing their personal story to inspire others and help more people get the support and understanding they need. Our Ambassadors’ range of knowledge and expertise will ensure we can provide a session suitable for your audience.

Volunteering

We are currently looking for University Team Leader's to encourage students to volunteer and involve other students in fundraising and campaigning for us. Find out more.

Fundraising 

We can provide you with advice for your events, and materials such as balloons, flags, collection tins, t-shirts, leaflets etc. You will receive our tailored fundraising support to make sure your ideas can become reality!

Campaigning

Get your voice heard! Contact your MP by writing an email, tweeting, or meet with them! Your MP represents you in the Houses of Parliament and it is your right to tell them what matters to you so they can speak on your behalf. Our team will be happy to work with you and offer guidance.

Student Unions

Here at Beat we appreciate the hard work that each student union dedicates to the development of its students. We understand that SUs are multifaceted organisations juggling many different events at once.

Whether a group of students want to promote a campaign about eating disorders, set up a Beat society or would like more information on our support services, we will be able to help.

We want to make the process as seamless as possible for you!

If you are interested in  working with Beat, please contact universities@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

RAG

There are so many ways to raise money for Beat! Does it sound like something you want to get involved in? We’re here to support you!

BEATS for Beat

BEATS for Beat is an exciting new volunteer-led charity music event, bringing local talent into the spotlight, whilst raising awareness of eating disorders.

Whether it’s an open mic night or an outdoor music festival, BEATS for Beat is a perfect fundraising project using the wide variety of talent and expertise at your university!

Get your friends together and put on a gig, do it your way.

Challenge Events

Taking part in a challenge is a fun and rewarding way to raise money and help more people affected by eating disorders. Take your pick!