Equality and Diversity
Equality & Diversity – Rachel Powell
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 :)