Equality and Diversity

Equality & Diversity – Rachel Powell

Hi there!

My name is Rachel Powell and I am your Equality & Diversity Officer.

I represent the interests of students who are LGBTQ+, women, postgraduate, international, mature, disabled and of all religious denominations (or none at all).

This year I want to:

  • Increase levels of support and remove stigma for disabled students
  • Lobby local government for marriage equality, the decriminalisation of abortion and to provide welfare support that is fit for purpose
  • Raise awareness of internship opportunities for international students and work with the trade union alliance to improve working conditions and support for postgraduate students, student parents and carers
  • Campaign for Queen’s to reinstate bursary support for low-income students

This is just the beginning of what I want to achieve for you all! I’ll be running campaigns throughout the year - if you want to get involved please get in touch :)