student.union@newcastle.ac.uk

Candidate for the position of LGBT+ Officer

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George Wood

Hi there!

My name is George, and I’m running for re-election as LGBT+ Officer.

Throughout the last academic year, I have made some great strides towards improving the student experience for our LGBTQ+ community at Newcastle. I had a late start to the year, only being elected to the role in September council, but despite the slow start, I am incredibly proud of the progress I have made.

Anyone who has held an officer position previously will be painfully aware of how long changes can take to come to fruition within the university; to this end, I would love another year to push forward my goals. Already this year, I have worked to broaden the use of pronouns in all electronic communications, having attended both the cross-faculty education committee and the university education committee regarding this. However, there is simply not enough funding put into the improvement of the trans experience at Newcastle. I would like to see more funding allocated to the trans community by the university.

Your vote for me would mean another year I will devote to improving the student experience for all members of the LGBTQ+ Community at Newcastle.

Thank you for reading :)


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