Liberation Officers

These four officers work to ensure that the voices of minority 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

  • Jenny Wheeler

    Having already been in the role for two years I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going with my aim of continuing to improve the accessibility of campus. I am always keen to get involved in new areas of campus so please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to share your ideas from your own department.
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    An often forgotten community on campus are carers and enablers who support students through their time at Warwick. These range from professional carers to volunteers who are often international gap year students. Caught in the middle between student and staff status, but holding neither, it is hard to get involved with Warwick Volunteers and even sport in their spare time on campus. I would like to integrate these valuable members of our campus into our community and would love to hear any ideas or suggestions from across the University.

    I will continue to champion Lecture Capture as an extraordinary tool for all students but especially students with disabilities and learning differences. I am also hoping to launch our Local Guide to Accessible Venues. Volunteers always welcome to help us to recommend and survey venues!

    Please get in touch if you have any questions or think I can help your department or your students in any way. I'm looking forward to continuing to meet and work with new people over the next year.

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

Ethnic Minorities Officer

  • Iranga Tcheko

    In my coming year as the SU’s Ethnic Minorities Officer I am looking to take proactive steps to protect ethnic minorities from harassment, by challenging both overt and more insidious forms racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia on campus. I aim to do this by creating clearer avenues for reporting such incidents whilst also working with cultural societies to increase the number of ethnic minority led talks and events, pushing for real diversity and inclusion as opposed to mere visibility of BME students on campus.
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    I’m committed to reshaping the curriculum to fit the voices of ethnic minority students into academic structures. Ensuring, where possible, that is no module that solely consists of the contributions of white academics/scholars so as to move towards more globalised and inclusive degree programmes.

    In addition, I’ll be working on a BME careers day, to connect BME students with employers to help tackle the attainment gap and inclusion in employment. Wellbeing is really important to me so I’ll be working with the SU, departments, and counselling services to ensure that ethnic minority students get the right levels of support and do not feel isolated.

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

Womens' Officer

  • Emma-Marie Okoroafor
     

    I am Emma-Marie, the Women’s Officer of the Students’ Union. I am an undergraduate biochemistry student and I was formerly on the exec of Warwick Anti-Sexism Society.

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    I am looking to work collaboratively to focus on education and raising awareness. I aim to roll out a signposting campaign to equip those affected by sexual violence with information and support. In addition to further developing consent workshops and working towards an inclusive International Women’s Week that offers information about issues disproportionately affecting women and non-binary students.

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

LGBTUA+ Officer

  • Madi Simcock-Brown

    In the year ahead as LGBTUA+ Officer I hope to be a welcoming presence on campus and a point of contact for students with any LGBTUA+ related issues.

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    I will be organising inclusive and accessible LGBTUA sexual health workshops, clinics, and resources, as well as making the consent campaign more inclusive of LGBTUA+ people and continuing the delivery of LGBTUA+ specific consent workshops. In addition, I’ll be continuing the non-gendered toilets campaign, working with the university throughout the year to increase the provision of non-gendered toilets on campus. I’ll also be pushing for zero tolerance to all incidents of transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia.

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