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Candidate for the position of LGBTUA+ Officer

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JESS HUGHES


Jess for LGBTUA+

 

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LGBTUA+ Consent and Safe Sex Practices Workshops

 

  • Workshops on consent and safe sex practices for LGBTUA+ students, lead by LGBTUA+ people.
  • Specialist materials for LGBTUA+ students on consent.
  • Safe sex supplies available to LGBTUA+ students free of charge, plus supporting materials.

 

LGBTUA+ Lecture Series

 

  • Lecture series delivered by LGBTUA+ academics on Queer Activism; Disability and LGBTUA+ identity; Race and LGBTUA+ identity.
  • Promoting discussions on important areas of LGBTUA+ life.

 

Officer Accountability

 

  • Monthly 2-hour Officer drop-in sessions.
  • Monthly caucus meetings.
  • Monthly blog post on my activities as Officer.
  • Pledge to work with Trans’ Students Officer.

 

Temporary Withdrawal Support Group

 

  • Online group to support LGBTUA+ students on Temporary Withdrawal.
  • Production of materials supporting LGBTUA+ students in taking Temporary Withdrawal.

 

Mental Health Awareness Day

 

  • Workshop on Mental Health and LGBTUA+ identity.
  • Contributing to materials for Mental Health Awareness Week, which are LGBTUA+ specific.

 

Jess for LGBTUA+

 

Welfare Officer at Warwick Pride, Feb 2017 – Present

 

  • Co-ordinating Pride Parenting Scheme.
  • Organising Coming Out Workshops.
  • Providing access to safe sex supplies.
  • Organising socials.

 

Disabilities Rep at WASS, Oct 2017 – Present

  • Organisation of events.
  • Representing the needs of my caucus to the executive committee.
  • Conducting a workshop as part of our Liberation Conference.

 

Success Guarantor at Sir John Deane’s College, Nov/Dec 2017

 

  • Supporting the LGBT+ society in their campaign for Gender Neutral toilets; training staff on the needs of Trans students.
  • Representing student needs concerning homework, timetabling and Mental Health support.

 

Student Host at International Conference of Undergraduate Research, Oct 2016

 

  • Working with two other student hosts to run the conference.
  • Chairing sessions on various topics.
  • Co-ordinating question and answer sessions.

 

SSLC Course Rep for Sociology Department, Oct 2015 – Jan 2017

 

  • Holding department to account.
  • Promoting student concerns around diversity within the curriculum: accessibility and personal tutoring scheme.

 

Co-Founder and President SJD LGBT+ Society, Oct 2013 – June 2015

 

  • Raising money for Trans charity Mermaids.
  • Organising events for LGBTUA+ History Month including a display and the playing of LGBTUA+ artists/songs.

 

 

 

 

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