What is RAG?

RAG stands for 'Raising and Giving' and is the FUNdraising arm of your Students' Union.

We'd love for you to get involved in RAG's opportunities. It is the best way for you to raise money for fantastic causes whilst embarking on incredible life changing adventures! From hitchiking across the world or tackling Mount Kilimanjaro, or even skydiving out of an aeroplane, it's time to discover your next big adventure below.

Community Events:


Jailbreak Hitchhikes (LEGGIT and LOST)

Our legendary hitchhikes are all about having a short adventure for a minimal amount of money, and a chance for you to load up your anacdotal library for future generations. 

The premise is simple: To either get as far away as you can (LEGGIT) or back to the university as fast as you can (LOST) within the time provided, without spending any money on transport. On top of that as a team you get to raise money for a good cause!

Legend has it that some team took LEGGIT to the Sahara desert in just 36 hours! LEGGIT and LOST are full or urban myths and tall tales about some of students greatest adventures! All of whom have documented edvidence to look back on one day with pride (or shame). Why not give yourself the adventure of a lifetime in one weekend.


Check out last years promo!



Overseas Challenges:


Climing Mount Kilimanjaro - Hope For Children

Ever wanted to climb a mountain and look over the earth with awe on your face!? Well this is your chance! Not only do you get a view from the roof of Africa, but you get to raise money for a worhtwhile charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children across expeireince a happy childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare.

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all-time great achievements, with only 1% of the world’s population taking on the challenge. Rising majestically from the savannah of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro soars to a chilling 5,895m, climbing high above the cloud line. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. Climb your way skywards through all types of terrain as you walk through the clouds on your trek to the roof of Africa. Watch the sunrise over the vast African plains as you finally reach the summit you’ve been working tirelessly towards before trekking back down to enjoy the more relaxing side of Tanzania and Zanzibar. 

Hope for Children enable vulnerable children to experience a positive childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare whilst empowering their families to support themselves. Be a part of this change!

Come along to the information meeting to find out more.


Trekking in Uganda - East African Playgrounds

Take your journey by foot and hand-crafted dug-out canoe across the amazing landscapes of the Ugandan highlands tackling mountains, extinct volcanoes, forests and lakes with breath-taking views along the way, including the famous River Nile. Trek through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and come face to face with the last remaining wild silverback mountain gorillas in the world. Then, see where your fundraising is going by living and volunteering in a school for a week, transforming an empty playing field into a vibrant, exciting and creative playground for all to enjoy.


Play is one of the most important building blocks for a child's growth. Without the freedom to play children struggle to make friends, to learn, to reach their physically capabilities, to enjoy life and so much more. By building safe, fun and high quality playgrounds across Uganda, EAP is able to promote and reinforces the importance of every children having their childhood. All our playgrounds are tailor-made to the community, they are built using local materials by our highly professional local build team. Just one playground will impact hundreds of children over it's 10 year life-span. Do you want to be part of making this impact?

Come along to the information meeting to find out more.


Hiking the Great Wall of China - Childrens Society

Pass through landscapes little-changed in centuries. Discover not only the seldom-visited rural landscapes along the Great Wall, but also the bustling city life of Northern China.

Join The Children's Society on this epic mission:

Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

We listen. We support. We act.

There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future.

Because no child should feel alone.

We want YOU!

Our 18-19 RAG Chair getting the word out at the 2018 Sports and Societies Festival.

We have fundraising opportunities both on & off campus and there is something for everyone.

National Awards:


National Student Fundraising Association - Community Impact Award 2017

National Student Fundraising Association - Hope for Children: RAG of the Year Award 2016

National Student Fundraising Association - SU Staff Member of the Year Award 2016 - Emma Smith, Activities Development Manager

National Student Fundraising Association - Big Impact Small Budget Award 2016 - 1st Runners up

FIG National Community Impact Award 2015

FIG National RAG Member of the Year 2015 - Shannon Knight, RAG Chair

FIG National RAG of the Year 2015 - 1st Runners up


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