Dear Prospective Sponsor,

May your company be interested in any of the sponsorship opportunities available at the Durham Union Society for the academic year 2014/2015? As the largest, and most prestigious student society at Durham University, we can offer your company unparalleled access to a large number of high-calibre potential graduate recruits.

Durham is one of the highest ranked research universities in the UK. Its Law Department contains world leaders in the field of Human Rights jurisprudence whilst the History, Theology, English, while its Physics departments are amongst the best in the world. The organisational structure of Durham University, with students being divided into departments and colleges, means that graduate recruiters who seek employees from multiple disciplines can sometimes struggle to gain maximum exposure across the University. This is where the Durham Union Society provides unique access.

With over 3,000 members, the Union consists of around one in three undergraduate students. The Durham Union Society holds daily events, ranging from high profile debates and celebrity addresses to large and small scale social events. Recent speakers include: Bertie Ahern, Professor A.C. Grayling, Nick Clegg, Attorney General Dominic Grieve, David Miliband, Lord Robert Winston, Lord Guthrie, Imelda Staunton, and John Bercow.

The Union also runs a competitive debating squad which is considered the second most successful in Europe. The Union’s diverse activities mean that it transcends the University’s organisational structure. The Union is the University's largest internal organisation and has unmatched access to students across departments and colleges. However, it is only with the support of sponsors that we can continue to thrive.

We have many opportunities which enable organisations to take advantage of our widespread reach within the university. These range from sponsoring a page in our Term Card or our Freshers’ Brochure to sponsoring a Friday night debate.

Thank you for taking the time to consider publicity and promotional opportunities with the Durham Union Society.

If you would like a brochure or further information, please contact me on: sponsorship@dus.org.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Gillian McLeod

Sponsorship Secretary