The Liberation Committee

The Liberation Committee is here to work towards the equality of all students on campus, including representing marginalised and under-represented groups. It is chaired by the SU Liberation Chair.
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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 (Melissa Muchema)
  • 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.

 

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