Student Officers

Balraj Dhingra

Balraj is the Sport Officer

5 posts
Last post 25 Mar 2019
Ben Newsham

Ben is the Democracy & Development Officer

8 posts
Last post 22 Jan 2019
Ellie King

Ellie is the Postgraduate Officer

11 posts
Last post 09 Jul 2019
Jemma Ansell

Jemma is the Welfare & Campaigns Officer

6 posts
Last post 27 Feb 2019
Larissa Kennedy

Larissa is the Education Officer

5 posts
Last post 28 May 2019
Leo Palma

Leo is the Societies Officer

2 posts
Last post 31 Jan 2019
Liam Jackson

Liam is the President.

6 posts
Last post 16 Jan 2019

Part-time Officers

Alex Lythall

Alex is the Trans Officer.

1 post
Last post 13 Nov 2018
Anne-Marie Matthews

Anne-Marie is the Part-time & Mature Students' Officer.

No posts
Emma Coleman

Emma is the Women's Officer.

16 posts
Last post 23 May 2017
Last comment 08 Mar 2014
Josh Johnson

Josh is the LGBTUA+ Officer.

1 post
Last post 19 Sep 2018
Keir Lawson

Keir Lawson is the Ethics & Environment Officers.

No posts
Maatin Adewunmi

Maatin is the Ethnic Minorities Officer.

No posts
Melissa P. Martin

Melissa is the Disabled Students' Officer.

5 posts
Last post 29 Sep 2016
Last comment 08 Mar 2014

Emma Coleman

Emma is the Women's Officer.

Year Report and Review

Year Report and Review

Hello everyone - this is my last blog as Women’s Officer, and I’ll be briefly covering what I’ve been up to this year!

As your 2016-17 Women’s Officer I’ve focused on a number of campaigns:

International Women’s Week

  • I worked with a team of volunteers (open to all members of the Warwick community) to curate an inclusive calendar of events for International Women’s Week. We applied for and secured funding from the Development Exec to enable us to deliver this week. We worked hard and liaised with departments, organisations and the NHS to create events that were in line with the International Women’s Day theme of #BeBoldForChange, looking at and providing workshops and talks on the changes facing the Higher Education sector, personal development and confidence building provided by the University Careers and Skills department. In addition to workshops on reproductive health by the NHS, and on gendered violence by the BlueSky Centre. A peer support and mental health and wellbeing event was organised in collaboration with the University Student Support Services. And fantastic sporting events were organised by Warwick Active. 

Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

  • I conducted a survey to find out about students’ experiences accessing sexual health services, together with general knowledge about contraception, testing and free safer sex material. The responses suggested that students wanted more information about where and how to access sexual health services - as a result, I produced a resource in collaboration with Warwick Pride detailing where to access a number of these resources. This is currently being displayed in the Health Centre!

Migrant Solidarity 

  • In November, I had the opportunity to work with student campaigning societies on the need for migrant solidarity in the current climate, which has seen rising cases of xenophobia and racism. As a result, this collective of liberation societies invited an organisation to host a workshop and educate students on issues concerning detention, education and Prevent, exploring the work that we can do to challenge what is happening.

University Collaborations

  • I liaised with numerous departments and facilities to share details of, and promote events including the University Careers and Skills programme Sprint, the Inspiring Women Speaker series and The School of Life Sciences 'Women in Science' event. 

Survivor Support

  • I spent a long time researching and contacting various specialist sexual violence organisations to find out about the different support available for students, asking them about services for all genders and those belonging to minority groups. It was apparent that there are lots of services available in the local areas that students can benefit from, should they require them – with the support of Chloe Wynne (SU Welfare Officer) and the Advice Centre, I produced a resource detailing these.

NUS Women’s Conference

  • I attended this year’s Women’s Conference as one of your delegates, attending workshops on numerous issues including faith and reproductive justice as well as voting in favour of motions supporting wellbeing (including those looking to tackle harassment, and motions that would support reproductive justice). Our work for International Women’s Week was recognised at this conference, where we were awarded Women’s Campaign of the Year.

It has been fantastic being your Women’s Officer, and I’ve completely enjoyed working with so many students on issues which support student wellbeing. I would like to thank all the societies, officers  and staff members who I have worked with this year. Thank you for a great year! :) 

- By Emma-Marie Okoroafor 

Women's Officer 2016-2017