Liberation Officers

These four officers work to ensure that the voices of underrepresented groups are heard on campus. They each run campaigns and themed weeks designed to raise awareness of issues affecting Warwick students’ lives.

Disabled Students' Officer

  • Melissa P. Martin

    I am delighted to have been elected Disabled Students’ Officer and look upon the coming year with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. In particular, I am eager to achieve what I set out to in my manifesto in terms of improving the lives of disabled students as a whole - not just at Warwick, but also within the wider student community.
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    I am delighted to have been elected Disabled Students’ Officer and look upon the coming year with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. In particular, I am eager to achieve what I set out to in my manifesto in terms of improving the lives of disabled students as a whole - not just at Warwick, but also within the wider student community.

    Having experienced the positive effects of previous DSOs’ hard work, I would like to maintain this momentum and continue to improve accessibility on campus by helping combat issues such as everyday ableism in the university environment and the highly detrimental effects of cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

    I intend to work closely with the student community - particularly with Warwick Enable and other liberation societies, together with the other SU officers - especially those who are best-placed to help me understand the issues faced by student groups who are often overlooked, such as postgraduates or international students.

    I will be running a number of projects throughout the academic year and you can keep up to date with my progress via my social media accounts and blog, which will be regularly updated. I welcome any feedback or suggestions relating to my work, and am always looking for volunteers to assist in running projects and campaigns. If you’d like to get in touch with me, please email me via disabledstudents@warwicksu.com.

Ethnic Minorities Officer

  • Namir Rahim Chowdhury

    During my time in office, I want to maintain last year’s momentum by focusing on challenging insidious forms of discrimination, regardless of the shape they take. I will also provide support for the welfare of students who identify as coming from ethnic minority backgrounds, with an emphasis on mental health. These are issues more prevalent than ever, and I intend to address them by opening communication channels between cultural societies and organising events which actively promote integration.
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    During my time in office, I want to maintain last year’s momentum by focusing on challenging insidious forms of discrimination, regardless of the shape they take. I will also provide support for the welfare of students who identify as coming from ethnic minority backgrounds, with an emphasis on mental health. These are issues more prevalent than ever, and I intend to address them by opening communication channels between cultural societies and organising events which actively promote integration.

    I also aim to further diversify the university by ensuring the curriculum reflects the diversity of our student body and caters for all students, as opposed to revolving around scholars of narrow demographics. This will be combined with a series of careers and networking opportunities that highlight different paths available, especially ones with limited representation from ethnic minority students.

    Fundamentally, I want to provide ownership of this movement to students of ethnic minority backgrounds by holding regular consultations and establishing a forum of members from diverse societies that champion diverse backgrounds. I want to use my role to empower grassroots campaigns from students through safe, strong, and united platforms.

    If you’d like to get in touch with me, please email me via ethnicminorities@warwicksu.com.

Womens' Officer

  • Amy Moores & Laura Addison

    We're Amy and Laura, we're both third-year students at Warwick, and we are your Women's Officers for 2017-18! This year we will be focusing heavily on intersectionality, meaning that we hope most of our goals and campaigns will overlap with the other Liberation & Diversity Officers’ aims. We will be looking to set up a women's committee to help with planning our events, so please look out for info about this or get in touch if you'd like to be involved.
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    We're Amy and Laura, we're both third-year students at Warwick, and we are your Women's Officers for 2017-18!

    This year we will be focusing heavily on intersectionality, meaning that we hope most of our goals and campaigns will overlap with the other Liberation & Diversity Officers’ aims. We will be looking to set up a women's committee to help with planning our events, so please look out for info about this or get in touch if you'd like to be involved.

    We'll also be running events such as International Working Women's Week (IWWW), and both feel very strongly about making these as inclusive as possible. Do keep an eye out for the other campaigns, touching upon mental health and mentality at university (a huge feature in our manifesto), safety and a whole lot more. Speaking of safety, we'll be running regular safe space caucus meetings – contact us for information about our plans, plus exciting smashing the patriarchy-related freebies!

    If you’d like to get in touch with us, please email us via women@warwicksu.com.

LGBTUA+ Officer

  • Ryan C. Girard

    Hey! My name’s Ryan, and I use they/them pronouns. I’m a second year Sociology student and your LGBTUA+ officer for the year to come! With your help, I’ll be organising events for Pride Week, Intersex Awareness Month, Asexuality Awareness Week, LGBTUA+ History Month and many others. This year we’ll be focusing on inclusivity and awareness, challenging the main discourses and focusing on the experiences of the most marginalised. We’ll also be educating ourselves about intersectionality, less talked-about gender identities, plus romantic and sexual orientations.
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    Hey! My name’s Ryan, and I use they/them pronouns. I’m a second year Sociology student and your LGBTUA+ officer for the year to come!

    With your help, I’ll be organising events for Pride Week, Intersex Awareness Month, Asexuality Awareness Week, LGBTUA+ History Month and many others. This year we’ll be focusing on inclusivity and awareness, challenging the main discourses and focusing on the experiences of the most marginalised. We’ll also be educating ourselves about intersectionality, less talked-about gender identities, plus romantic and sexual orientations. Since colonialism played a significant role in the marginalisation of LGBTUA+ identities, we’ll also be focusing on liberating both our curriculums and ourselves.

    My goal this year would be for the most marginalised people within our community to know that they have a voice, that we care, that we’re here for them and that we’ll fight alongside them whenever they want us to. If you have any inquiries, if you want your voice to be heard, or if you want to help us out, please do not hesitate to contact me via lgbtua@warwicksu.com.