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QUB RAG is the official fundraising group of the Students’ Union - bringing Queen’s students together to make the world a better place! Students at Queen’s are automatically a member of RAG, and each year it’s led by a committee of dedicated, passionate, and lively volunteers.

RAG helps students give back to the communities and causes that they’re passionate about, all while having fun and making new friends. RAG organises student fundraising events, activities and competitions that are slightly beyond the norm!

Each year, as part of the SU Elections, the entire student body votes for RAG's charities. Your elected RAG Charities for 2023/24 are:

Brainwaves NI

Brainwaves NI is the only volunteer-led brain tumour charity in Northern Ireland.  Charities tend to focus on research, so we are unique in that in addition to providing significant research funding we also provide support to our members by bringing them together. 

Hope 4 Life NI

Hope 4 Life NI is a small grassroots charity, with a dedicated team, who have delivered mental health and suicide prevention workshops to 28,000 young people and supported over 7,000 on our after-hours online support line. 


The student body have chosen their 2024/25 charities: Carers NI and Nexus.  Fundraising will commence for them in the next academic year.

  • Meet The Committee

    QUB RAG is led by a committee of student volunteers.

    This year the RAG Raise and Give committee is led by Chair, Harshitha Manjula Rajappa.

    The committee

    • Vice-Chair - Caoimhe McGroarty
    • Events Co-Officers - Joel Hartley and Phyu Sin Win Win Han
    • Marketing Head - Pratishtha Kapoor
    • Liaison Officer - Sinéad Hosain


  • Get In Touch

    Want to help with RAG's events, activities or competitions?

    Do you have a great fundraising idea that you think students would love?

    Or, are you carrying out your own fundraising and would like some advice and support?

    The RAG Committee Members want to hear from you!

    Get in touch with by emailing:

  • History of Raise and Give

    QUB RAG was founded way back in the early years of the University in the late 1800s-early 1900s.

    It has raised over £2,000,000 to date for various charities with the 2014/15 academic year seeing a record high of £115,000!

    Past 'raggies' have included former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and the Godfather of Punk, Terri Hooley.

    QUB RAG can also boast being the organiser of the largest Pub Crawl in the UK & Ireland for its annual Fresher’s Pub Crawl.

    The term “to rag” was used in the late 1800s and it meant to pester or badger someone. It’s thought that around this time, university students who noticed the inequalities in society began to take time out of their studies to rag members of the public to donate to the more vulnerable members of society.

    Since then, rag evolved to stand for Raise & Give and groups were formed at universities across the UK and Ireland!

  • Upcoming Events

    RAG Coffee Morning

    • Tues 4 Jun, 10:30 - 11:30am, SU Foyer
    • £5 Entry Fee

    Connect, share stories, and unwind over freshly brewed coffee and delectable treats. Plus, don't miss out on the excitement of our raffle, where you could walk away with a fantastic prize! Find out more here