About the Committee
The Liberation Committee works towards the equality of all students on campus, through campaigns and representation of liberation groups within The SU. It's important as it not only votes on policy relating to the liberation of marginalised groups as proposed by the Make a Change platform, but it also implements policy relating to the liberation of marginalised groups.
Any issue that requires a vote by the Student Council regarding equality or inclusivity must first be voted on by the Liberation Committee.
The remit of the Liberation Committee is to:
- Work towards the equality of all students on campus, including gender equality, racial equality etc
- Be responsible for liberation campaigns and representation of liberation groups within The SU
- Vote on Policy relating to the liberation of marginalised groups as proposed by the Make a Change platform
- Implement Policy relating to the Liberation of marginalised groups
Who is on the Liberation Committee?
The Committee is headed up by the SU President Welfare & Inclusivity and the Liberation Chair. The International Officer, Community Officer, and Widening Participation Officer are also part of the Committee, along with the following self-defined Officer roles:
- Racial Equality Officer
- Disabled Students Officer
- LGBTQ+ Officer
- Women’s Officer
- Open Liberation Officer
You can find all of our job descriptions below!
Disabled Student Officer Job Description LGBTQ+ Officer Job Description
Open Liberation Officer Job Description Racial Equality Officer Job Description
Womens Officer Job Description
What does self-defined mean?
To nominate yourself for one of these five roles, the process requires you to self-define as belonging to that group. Self-definition means ‘the definition of one’s identity, character, abilities and attitudes by oneself’. So by nominating yourself as Disabled Students Officer, for example, you self-define yourself as having a disability.
Elections are coming!
Do you want to help The Students’ Union represent marginalised groups and bring the voice of under-represented groups to the forefront of SU policy and campaigns? Then why not consider nominating yourself for one of the five self-defined Officer roles available.
Monday 25 January (12 noon) – Sunday 31 January (5pm): Nominations
Monday 1 February (12 noon) - Thursday 4 February (12 noon): Voting
Friday 5 February: Liberation Committee announced at 4pm
Liberation Committee Election Guidance