SSDP UCL

Chapter Building

377 points

Policy Change

225 points

Training and Education

381 points

Points Earned This Year:983

Spent: 0

Rollover from last year: 140

Current balance: 1123

Lifetime points: 1123

Activity Feed

Action Points Note
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 10 SSDP UCL has signed a partnership agreement with a local London charity to organise two harm reduction workshops as part of our Just Sau Know Volunteering Programme. The workshops will take place in late May.
Meet with decision makers (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL met with Student Support and Wellbeing to discuss ways in which we can work together to improve the transparency of the university’s drug policy.
Policy Change Volunteering (5 points per hour per person) 15 Following our success in engaging with UCL Student Support and Wellbeing to develop a. comprehensive harm reduction initiative on campus, our Outreach Officer, Isabella Ross, has mobilised SSDP UK activities for the creation of a nationwide harm reduction campaign in universities. She worked on creating key civil society partnerships and engaging with stakeholders, while simultaneously mobilising an SSDP UK team to carry out policy research.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL hosted in collaboration with SSDP Surrey, Durham, KCL and Newcastle an event centred around the therapeutic role of psychedelics in a post-COVID world. Our panel was comprised of Dr Ben Sessa, Timmy Davis (Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group) and Keith Abraham (Heroic Hearts Project UK).
Meet with decision makers (20 points) 20 2 of our members have been part of civil society consultations with the UK Delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Volunteer at SSDP or partner event (5 points per person per hour) 5 Our President participated as one of the panellists for the SSDP International Women's Day Event.
Attend leadership or skills-building training (5 points per person per training) 50 We organised a lobbying workshop with Volteface and 10 of our members have attended. The workshop focused on maximizing policy impact, discussing a wide range of lobbying tecniques and approaches, as well as how these can be used for reports, campaigns and any other written work.
Meet with decision makers (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL has met with the UCL Students' Union to co-develop a harm reduction initiative on campus in collaboration with UCL Student Support and Wellbeing. This initiative will consist of SSDP-run harm reduction workshops during Induction/ Freshers' Week and Exam Season, as well as the development of a virtual student harm reduction pack. A pilot will run during the summer term.
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 10 SSDP UCL has built a strong relationship with the UK CDPRG which will result in two event collaboration this term.
Present an SSDP Peer Education module (20 points) 20 On Monday 1st of February, SSDP UCL has organised in collaboration with Vilmarie Narloch a webinar on the Programming and Presentation Skills module for our JSK volunteer peer educators.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 As part of our Just Say Know local volunteering programme, SSDP UCL has hosted a Harm Reduction Workshop with Drugs & Me centred around Mental Health, Intentions and Student Drug Use.
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 10 SSDP UCL has built a long-term partnership with Volteface which will result in a couple of event collaborations in Term 2. An event centred on the 2020 US elections and their impact on drug policy, a lobbying training and one centred around corporate cannabis.
Host community building event (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL hosted an introductory event for new members that have joined the chapter in term 2. We have introduced the mission of SSDP on campus, gave a brief summary of our current opportunities and then had a session of speed networking.
Set up and operate SSDP recruitment table (5 points) 5 SSDP UCL has participated at the Virtual UCL Societies Fair.
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 20 During the course of term 1, SSDP UCL has built long-term collaborations with the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation and Drugs&Me Hub which will help train volunteers in our Just Say Know Student-led Volunteering Project.
Host regular meetings (15 points. per semester) 15 During the course of term 1, the SSDP UCL committee has met monthly to discuss event planning, programmatic goals and growth strategy.
Promote the JSK Program (20 points per presentation) 20 SSDP UCL held an induction session for our Just Say Know Student-led Volunteering Project where we introduced volunteers to the programme and the basics of peer education.
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 10 At the end of term, SSDP UCL has managed to build a collaborative relationship with the UCL Society for the Application of Psychedelics.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL has organised a lobbying training with Volteface where members were introduced to the principals of drug policymaking in the UK.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL organised in partnership with SSDP Durham an open discussion around drug ethics, with members sharing their opinions on topics such as drugs and the environment, indigenous rights and mental health.
Speak at an external event 20 Our member, Isabella Ross, held a presentation for the UCL Application of Psychedelics Society, introducing the work of SSDP and the UCL Chapter, particularly our student-led volunteering project based on the Just Say Know curriculum.
Attend leadership or skills-building training (5 points per person per training) 10 Both Project Leaders of SSDP UCL's Just Say Know Peer Education Programme have attended a comprehensive leadership training put together by UCL's Volunteering Service in order to ensure the successful implementation of this project at our university.
Volunteer at SSDP or partner event (5 points per person per hour) 80 Our president has volunteered as a Global Representative for the Strategic Planning Committee's Core Team, being proactive in organising this year's Strategy Summit.
Promote the JSK Program (20 points per presentation) 20 We promoted the JSK Program at the Student-led Project Volunteering Fair organised at University College London.
Attend leadership or skills-building training (5 points per person per training) 20 Four of our members have attended the activist training organised by SSDP UK in collaboration with Anyone's Child and LEAP UK.
Submit roster (10 points plus 1 point per five new, valid e-mails) 11 We submitted roster for the first term of the 2020/21 Academic Year, with five new email addresses added.
Each new officer recruited and trained (VP, Sec, Treas, etc.) (5 points. per semester) 5 We recently recruited the Project Leader for our Just Say Know Peer Education Programme. The Project Leader is in charge of recruiting and ensuring training volunteer peer educators, as well as coordinating their sessions with the local youth.
Host community building event (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL hosted a chapter social in collaboration with SSDP Durham where our members were able to get to know one another and talk about future plans to coordinate other inter-chapter events.
Recognized by school for the first time (15 points) 15 Students for Sensible Drug Policy UCL has just been recognised and approved for Student Union Affiliation at university.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL held an event in collaboration with Transform Drug Policy Foundation focused on models of drug legalisation: from cannabis in the US, Canada and Uruguay to the recent reform initiatives in Colombia in relation to cocaine, we discussed wider debates around stimulant legalisation regulation and the future of global drug policy in the context of these developments.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL hosted an event on Narcotisation and Authoritarianism in Belarus in collaboration with UCL Amnesty to raise awareness on drug policy and human rights violations.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 SSDP UCL has hosted an event for the International Day Against Police Brutality with advocates and experts in the field touching upon the current situation in the UK, US and Nigeria.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 We organised a panel with Raffy Lerma and Naomi Burke-Shyne from Harm Reduction International to raise awareness on the War on Drugs in the Philippines and shed light on the work of local activists in documenting the human rights crisis. We organised this event in collaboration with UCL Amnesty International Society.
Set up and operate SSDP recruitment table (5 points) 5 We had a recruitment stall at the UCL Digital Volunteering Fair where we were able to promote our Just Say Know Volunteering Project and the chapter as a whole.
Distribute educational materials (1 point per person reached) 30 SSDP UCL has helped with distributing the 2020 Freshers Week Harm Reduction pack put together by the chapters in the SSDP UK committee. We promoted the pack through our live discussion on Instagram, as well as through direct social media posts related to the pack, leaving it available in a google doc available in our linktree.
Host general event/forum/debate (20 points) 20 We organised an Instagram live session on 4 October with Justice Collective where the Chapter Leader and Social Media Officer lead a discussion on drug policy issues including mental health, narcofeminism, race, and harm reduction.
Host community building event (20 points) 20 On 5th October SSDP UCL organised a virtual icebreaker for new members where the committee introduced themselves and went through the events and goals planned for this academic year. We also had some fun activities that helped members to get to know one another.
Distribute educational materials (1 point per person reached) 71 We worked with the UCL Justice Collective on an educational package on Drugs and Mental Health at university, signposting to mental health services available in the UK. The package was release in anticipation to an instagram live session with the Justice Collective and SSDP UCL on 4th of October discussing student drug use, campus drug policy and mental health. With our combined sharing on our social pages, it has accumulated 71 likes.
Chapter member elected to student government, or serving on a decision-making body in the community (50 points) 100 Our Vice-President and Social Media Officer have both been elected as Academic Representatives in the UCL Student Union, representing the students in their faculties in the policymaking process at campus level.
Speak at an external event 20 Our Chapter Leader was invited as a guest speaker and SSDP representative at the first meeting organised by Volteface for the creation of a UK Drug Education Consortium. The chapter leader presented the history of SSDP, what the UK committee and the UCL chapter are focusing on in the upcoming year and has also built potential collaborations for the chapter with drug educators.
Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months) 10 Our chapter has successfully build a year long collaboration with the UCL Amnesty International Society, working together on event organising. We currently have scheduled 3 events together.
Chapter member elected to student government, or serving on a decision-making body in the community (50 points) 50 Our chapter’s Treasurer has been elected as the International Students’ Officer in the UCL Student Union, serving as a representative and working to facilitate better integration through Student Union Events.
Remain in good standing with school (5 points per semester) 5 Maintained a good relationship with the UCL Institute of the Americas and the Faculty of History and Social sciences who have agreed to promote our events
Submit roster (10 points plus 1 point per five new, valid e-mails) 10 9 members, updated Roster for term 3
Submit roster (10 points plus 1 point per five new, valid e-mails) 11 7 valid emails, Roster for term 2
Rollover 140 Rollover from 2019 - 2020

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