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Introducing your 2017-18 liberation officers…

Thursday 10-08-2017 - 09:20

With a new academic year around the corner, your full-time liberation officers have been busy getting ready for the year ahead. Find out who they are and what they have planned…  

Your full-time liberation officers, clockwise from top left: Rachel, Noorulann, Jess, Beth, Ilyas and Hareem 

Rachel O’Brien, Disabled Students’ Officer
After a year on the Disabled Students’ Committee and many more in the anti-cuts movement, Rachel is excited to be leading the campaign. Her priorities for the year ahead include campaigning against NHS privatisation, fighting for better mental health provision, and building the capacity of the grassroots. Read more…
               
Hareem Ghani, Women's Officer

Campaigning for reproductive justice, undertaking research on student-staff misconduct, combatting violence against women and improving the experiences of Muslim women on campuses are just some of Hareem’s priorities for the year ahead as she continues in her role as your Women’s Officer, all alongside completing her history degree. Read more…

Noorulann Shahid, LGBT+ Officer (Open Place)
Noorulann first got involved with NUS as a postgrad student, getting elected onto the LGBT+ committee before being elected as one of your national LGBT+ officers. They’re continuing for a second year and will be focusing on increasing QTIPOC engagement, supporting estranged students and continuing the conversation on being LGBT+ and of faith. Read more…

Beth Douglas, LGBT+ Officer (Women’s Place)
After a year as Scotland’s LGBT+ Students’ Officer, Beth goes national as your next LGBT+ Officer (Women’s Place). Her priorities for the year ahead include campaigning to completely bin the blood ban, supporting student sex workers and continuing the fight for decriminalisation. She’ll also be working closely with the nations. Read more…

Jess Bradley, Trans Officer  
Jess is NUS’ first ever Trans Officer. Alongside studying, she has set-up two organisations campaigning for trans rights. In the coming year, Jess will be campaigning for trans people’s access to healthcare, advocating with and for trans prisoners, undertaking research into trans students’ drug use and campaigning on campuses for trans safe accommodation. Read more…

Ilyas Nagdee, Black Students’ Officer
After a year as a sabb alongside being on the Black Students’ Committee, Ilyas is your national officer for the year ahead. His priorities include re-launching the #StudentsNotSuspects campaign against the Prevent duty, helping build the capacity of the movement to further our work on the black attainment gap and undertaking a consultation changing the name of the campaign. Read more…


If you would like to learn more about our liberation campaigns or would like support to run liberation campaigns on your campus, get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you!

 

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