Posted on Tue 12 Mar 2019 at 09:53 by Charlotte Boulton
END OF TERM REPORT FOR
STUDENTS’ UNION COUNCIL
What have you done this term?
- Attended meeting with Portsmouth SU officers and discussed various campaigns at both universities
- Co-led It Happens Here's #ThisIsNotConsent campaign to mark Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Week (4-10th February) - created knicker bunting to hang around the SU and informational flyers
- Attended Rainbow@NCL's (LGBT+ staff and PGR network) Lunch and Learn event with Stonewall
- Successfully brought a motion to council to lobby for more free water facilities on campus
- Led a talk at the LGBT+ Conference (and designed their promo materials!) about LGBTQ+ representation in the media
- Brought recommendations to the Student Summit to improve toilet facilities for women, trans and non-binary students, and shared my thoughts on improving personal tutor's welfare training with various Directors
- Participated in International Women's Day events, including a panel with some officers from Northumbria discussing politics and voice for young women, and the pop up choir and demonstration at Monument for period poverty awareness
- Been interviewed for various projects and media outlets about period poverty and feminism
- Attended meeting with Raff and Jack to discuss implementation of resources for free menstrual products on campus (motion passed in December)
What has been your biggest achievement?
The success of the #ThisIsNotConsent campaign has been amazing - we received press coverage and thousands of views on our page, with new members discovering us thanks to the publicity. The knicker bunting was highly talked about on campus and helped us raise awareness of sexual violence in a visible way. Being a lead on this was really rewarding and definitely a huge achievement!
What could you have improved on?
Used more video campaigns that were so successful in the first term! This term there were less opportunities but would have been good to continue that work and ensure it's there for future students to see online.