Hello everyone, my name’s Eden and I’m your NUS Trans Officer 2019/2020. I’m originally from Doncaster in South Yorkshire and I undertook undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield before I was elected as the NUS LGBT+ Officer (Women’s Place) in 2018. In that role, I campaigned on Gender Recognition Act reform, built connections with LGBT + societies in SUs and was part of the national Save NUS Trans campaign.
This year my priorities are around improving access to trans healthcare, fighting transphobia on campus and creating sustainable self-organised spaces to amplify the voices of trans students and young people. I want SUs to recognise the injustice that their trans members are facing, and fight for access to trans healthcare on their own campuses. Our members report encountering transphobic members of staff and events on a regular basis and need support in making campuses safer spaces for trans people to learn and thrive. We also need to look to the future of what the trans youth and student community needs to thrive.
If you want to join us in fighting for these things, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on Twitter at @nus_trans