Experiments of Living

Background

Each year universities across the UK take part in RAG events. RAG is a ‘backronym’ of  ‘raising and giving’. Students engage in a range of activities and adventures in order to make as much money as they can for selected charities. Last year, the University of York RAG campaign raised avery impressive £80,000 which will be distributed to the charities selected by the student body.

This selection process initially involves charities applying to receive funding. The applications are then reduced to a short-list by the RAG team, before all students have the opportunity to vote for the charities they prefer from this short-list. This year, 2 local, 1 national, and 2 international charities were selected to receive funding.

I am skeptical about the process used to select these charities. And given the amount of money involved, having an adequate selection process could potentially be the difference…

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