Posted on Thu 29 Sep 2016 at 15:08 by Christopher Carter
Hello, my name is Emma-Marie and I am your Women’s Officer for this academic year! I am an undergraduate Biochemistry student and I have previously been involved with different campaigning societies around campus.
I have three main priorities for the year: improving access to survivor support services, supporting the SU in the development of consent education and incorporating a number of zones to Warwick’s International Women’s Week in 2017.
Improving Access to Survivor Support Services:
Research from the NUS Hidden Marks report suggests that a large proportion of student survivors never disclose their experience to anyone. This means that students are potentially left to deal with the impact of sexual violence alone, and this can be detrimental to both their mental health and education. I will be working towards improving access and awareness to specialist support services, and am currently working on the production of a resource detailing these.
Discussions about consent are incredibly important to promote healthy cultures within our university environment. This year, I will be working alongside officers and staff to continue this discussion.
International Women’s Week:
International Women’s Week allows for the celebration of achievements together with the exploration of many key issues. This year, I aim to incorporate a sexual health education series within the week, in addition to working with societies and organisations to bring a really informative IWW that also looks at work, education, various international perspectives and self-care. Furthermore, I intend to liaise and collaborate with officers and societies from Warwick’s four liberation zones to make this week more inclusive!
If any of these campaigns sound interesting to you, please let me know - it would be great if you are interested in getting involved with these campaigns!
That’s about it for now! I’m really looking forward to this year and working within the Women’s Campaign while studying for my degree!
To keep up to date, add me on my Women’s Officer Facebook account, keep an eye on this blog or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emma-Marie Okoroafor
Women's Officer 2016-2017
If you need more support and advice:
Students’ Union Advice Centre:
The SU’s Advice Centre provides a free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental service for all students at the University of Warwick. They are independent of the University.
Telephone: 024 7657 2824
Location: Top floor of SUHQ. Accessible through lift and stairs.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
The Student Support team will offer help/guidance and, if appropriate, signpost the student to more specialist services within the University or externally.
Telephone: 024 7657 5570
Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (CRASAC)
Provides free and confidential support including, counselling, information and advocacy for all survivors who have experienced sexual abuse of any kind in their life. Also provides adviser and advocate service which provides support throughout the criminal justice process.
Telephone: 024 7627 7777
Location: Safe Location