Student Awareness Week 24 – 30 October
Student Awareness Week is being held across UK unis and colleges this October to make sure that all students know they are at risk of meningitis.
Volunteers including those with personal experience of the disease will be ‘adopting a campus’ and helping us tell students about the signs and symptoms of the disease and the free life-saving MenACWY vaccine.
To join in the conversation from home, why not tell us whether you’ve got the vaccine using the hashtag #ACWYnot
To find out more about becoming a volunteer and raising awareness on campus email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers who helped out last year:
“I loved helping with the Meningitis Now Student Awareness campaign. It’s a great way to meet students and change their perspective about the disease and to talk to them about why they should get the MenACWY vaccine.
I was a student when I contracted meningitis and it’s had a huge impact on my life. I’d encourage all students and young people to not take the risk and to get the vaccine as soon as possible."
"Knowledge is power! Knowing the signs and symptoms and getting vaccinated could even save your life one day. If by sharing my story and raising awareness, prevents one person going through what I have, then it's worth all my efforts!"