From experience, we know that every institution works differently and the annual BRIT Challenge may be taken on by the whole university or college working together or by a campus, department or Students' Union taking the lead.
One of the best ways to embrace the BRIT Challenge and bring their whole university or college together is to appoint a BRIT Challenge Coordination Group.
Coordination Groups, used by many universities and colleges on our previous annual BRIT Challenges, ensured that students and staff are integral to organising their event, key individuals and departments bring resources to support their students and there is engagement across the whole institution to promote student and staff participation. The most successful results have been when a BRIT Challenge Coordination Group includes;
Students' Union Presidents or Vice-Presidents
University or College Leadership Team Representatives
University or College Student Engagement Coordinators
The Director of Wellbeing/Student Services
The Director of Sport
The Director of Communications
STEP 1 - COORDINATION GROUP
To ensure every UK university, college and/or Students' Union has the opportunity to register a team, invitations to participate in the annual BRIT Challenge will be sent to every Vice-Chancellor, College Principal and Students' Union President.
Over the past two years, almost 180 university and college teams have taken on the annual BRIT Challenge. Our aspiration is for every UK university and college to enter a team in next year's BRIT Challenge.
STEP 3 - REGISTRATION FORM
Registering for the BRIT Challenge is to let us know you are taking part and ensures we can contact your university, college or Students' Union for;
Visits from our BRIT Ambassadors
Quotes or permission to use logos, images or video content.
Working together on social media.
We will also send your Team Name and details to Virgin Money Giving so that they can create your team's Fundraising Page and then email you the link when the page is set up.
The university, college or Students' Union's (team) representative needs to fill out our online registration (below) and must have full capacity to register for the Challenge on behalf of their organisation (team).
Each university, college or Students' Union is responsible for their team’s fundraising activity in aid of our charity partners and ensuring every individual taking part in the BRIT Challenge reads our
STEP 2 - TEAM NAME
Whilst most universities and colleges will have one team for the whole institution, the number of teams that can be entered is limitless. If there is more than one team from the same institution (campuses, colleges or student teams/societies/clubs), we request that team names reflect who the team is part of (university, college or student union). For example;
University of Chichester Students' Union
The Team Name you use in the Registration Form will be used by Virgin Money Giving to create your team's Fundraising Page and a confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as this page is set up.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Once you have registered your team (from November 2021) and submitted the Registration Form, Virgin Money Giving will automatically set up your team's Fundraising Page and send you a confirmation email as soon as it is ready. You will then be able to share the link to your page as part of your fundraising strategy with all your students and staff.
STEP 4 - VIRGIN MONEY GIVING FUNDRAISING PAGE
THANK YOU FOR UNITING WITH US
Our aspiration is for students at every UK university and college to know they can be part of our vision to improve young adult mental health in the UK by participating in the annual BRIT Challenge.
We know this is an extraordinarily challenging time for everyone and therefore appreciate all your support to raise vital funds for charities who provide support to students and young adults who need their help.
Here are just some examples of universities and colleges who took on the BRIT 2021 Challenge;
“Liverpool John Moores University were delighted to host the BRIT Founder, Phil Packer, and introduce him to our Board of Governors, Student Union President, students and staff as part of the BRIT 2020 Row Britannia 5-month tour of the UK.
We entered a team and championed the challenge in the City of Liverpool and North West to encourage other universities and colleges to take part. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students were unable to complete the challenge and reach their fundraising target.
We are thrilled that BRIT have spent lockdown and the summer speaking to universities, colleges, education and sport governing bodies and their charity partners to come back with another fully inclusive, flexible feelgood fundraiser that will take place in 2021.
Our university will encourage all of our students to take part in the BRIT 2021 Challenge, be that on campus or at home, to both improve their mental health and raise vital funds for BRIT’s partner mental health charities.”
Professor Ian G Campbell
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
Liverpool John Moores University