Officer Statement about ongoing conflict in Ukraine and worldwide

Your full-time officers share a message of solidarity with all those effected by ongoing conflict in Ukraine and around the world.

As an officer team, we are deeply disturbed by the ongoing military tensions across the world, particularly by continuing developments in Ukraine and want to share a message of solidarity to all of those who have been affected by the ongoing conflict. Here at Wolves SU, we promote inclusivity, equity, respect and peace and entirely condemn all grave acts of aggression against innocent people.  Further, we are sickened to hear of the discrimination against people of colour being shown at the Ukrainian borders, which we know is only adding to the anxiety.  

This is a challenging time so want to assure you that we stand with you all and wish to support you in any way that we can. If you’ve been negatively impacted by the situation, we encourage you to reach out for support. We are here to help you, alongside the university support services.  

At Wolves SU we firmly believe that all should be treated with equal respect and uphold a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind. If you or anyone you know experiences or witnesses harassment on campus, please report it to security immediately, using 01902 322106. Echoing the words of Vice Chancellor Ian G. Campbell, “We must come together and help each other during these difficult times.”  

We recognise that the ongoing crisis, both in Ukraine and worldwide, has numerous adverse effects. If you feel that your ability to perform is suffering as a result, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

We will continue to do what we can as the situation develops and plan to hold a series of drop-in sessions for anyone affected by ongoing conflict.

Your Sabbatical Officer Team 21/22 

 

Drop-In: Chat with Us 

We understand that issues as great as war create varying levels of caution and anxiety, so we will be holding various drop-in sessions for those who have been directly and indirectly affected. This will be a time for us to listen to your concerns and learn what would make you feel more comfortable during your studies.  

 

Upcoming Drop-ins

Wednesday 16th March 2-3pm

Thursday 17th March 3-4pm

 

Easter event 13th April 

12 noon Prayers for Peace focussing on Ukraine and other areas of conflict, followed by 12-30 - 1.30 simple lunch with hot cross buns  

 

The following links may be useful:  

School Representatives

If you feel as though your academic experience is being hindered by ongoing conflict, please let your School Representative know and they can feed this back to the SU and the University.  

Students' Union ARC (Advice and Representation Centre) 

If you are experiencing difficulty as a result of the conflict, please get in touch with our Advice Team. 

ASK@WLV 

If you would like to speak to somebody about any aspect of practical or emotional support.  

Togetherall 

Everyone at the University can also access free online mental health support any time, any day. Togetherall provides resources, courses, and a safe peer-to-peer platform for students to get support. 

Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The University's multi-faith chaplaincy is keeping their Peace Tree going until Easter. If you would like to take a moment to mark a personal commitment to peace or solidarity with people experiencing war why not drop into the Chaplaincy, Molineux Street, most weekdays 10-4 , Friday 10-2

 

For those who wish to show their support for those impacted:  

Birmingham Live – Place to Donate  

Express & Star – Places to Donate  

 

Ukraine Online Donations  

Global Support Fund 

Ukraine Charity 

British-Ukrainian aid 

Red Cross 

Unicef 

Oxfam 

 

We want to provide as many options as possible, so if you have any resources to add, please let us know.