Saying Goodbye to LGBTQ+ History Month

, February 28, 2019

Well it’s the end of LGBTQ+ History Month, but just because it’s the end of the month doesn’t mean we should take down our flags and banners for another year. Instead we should carry on educating, we should hold the hands of those brave enough to carry on fighting when life has knocked them down, […]


#WednesdayWins

, February 27, 2019

It’s time for another #WednesdayWins I’ll start with LGBTQ+ Training, with all the sessions done this has been fairly dormant, however I have been invited to UEG to deliver a brief training session encouraging them to send staff to another session I have been asked to deliver in April to a crowd of (so far) […]


Transgender heroes in LGBTQ+ History

, February 25, 2019

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”6″ gal_title=”Trans-blog-post”] Transgender people have been heroes in LGBTQ+ history, and vital in the progress of LGBTQ+ rights today. As the LGB communities have progressed toward better inclusion and acceptance, trans people have often been left behind. In 2014, England, Wales and Scotland gained marriage equality, with Ireland following the next year. Unfortunately, the […]


Triumph Thursday!

, February 21, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s Triumph Thursday which means it’s time to give my monthly update of what I have been up to recently. This semester I have launched my ‘Is My Curriculum Inclusive?’ discussions for my Building Bridges for an Inclusive Curriculum campaign. These discussions will be an informal way for both students and staff to […]


Union Update Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

, February 15, 2019

  We’re back! December was a quiet month, quickly followed by a full-on January packed with ReFreshers fairs, taster sessions and planning for some big upcoming events. As we were winding down for the holidays, our cheerleading team Hellcats won first place in the Winter Wonderland competition, making them national champions for the second year […]


FriYAY

, February 14, 2019

Hey you! Missed me? Well it’s been a month and we are at my favourite month of the year- LGBTQ+ History Month! This gives me the amazing reason (and excuse) to dedicate this month’s blogpost to this wonderful topic. I’m going to use this platform to introduce you to one of the sides of the […]


April Elections 2019

, February 14, 2019

This year, you will be electing TWO full-time sabbatical officers; President Kent and President Surrey. You will also be electing ONE student governor (a part-time and voluntary role). Nominations for this year’s election open on MARCH 18 at 10am and close on MARCH 29 at 3pm. The elections theme will be announced as nominations open […]


A spotlight on LGBTQ+ Mental Health

, February 12, 2019

For the second week of LGBTQ+ History Month, we’re putting a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing. LGBTQ+ communities have a complex history with mental health and social stigma, with many significant LGBTQ+ people of the past famously struggling with mental illness. Alan Turing and Virginia Woolf both died by suicide; Oscar Wilde suffered from […]


LGBTQ+ History Month

, February 4, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s LGBTQ+ History month! We’re so excited to be putting on various events throughout the month. Keep your eyes peeled for the Pink posters on your campus which give you more details about upcoming events.   This year the theme nationally is around Peace. Reconciliation and Activism. It’s important that we remember our […]

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