Supporting World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with and to commemorate those who have died. This event was the first ever global health day and has been held annually since 1988.

The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support and was conceived by a group of 12 artists. It was the first ever ribbon symbol and went on to inspire later versions such as the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.

This year, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (Jennison Building) is helping to support World AIDS Day, and you can purchase a red ribbon from our tea bar in the social area from today, Tuesday 19th November, with a donation of your choice.

Also, on Friday 29th November there will also be cake available from the tea bar with a percentage of the profits going towards the National AIDS Trust. Thank you for your support.