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Student Elections: Find out about the 7 voluntary Liberation Officer positions

We have seven voluntary Liberation Officer roles up for election.

Be a voice for students.

We have seven voluntary Liberation Officer roles up for election. Each Liberation Officer role represents a different underrepresented group of students on campus and works to improve the student experience for these students. The following roles can be taken on individually (if you meet the eligibility criteria) or as a job-share. These 7 roles ensure we have active student representation for race & ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+, faith & beliefs, care-givers, as well as international students across campus. If you identify as any of these groups, we would love you to consider running to become of our Liberation Officers next year to help us ensure we are keeping a spotlight on issues facing students on campus. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

Marginalised Genders Officer

You will become responsible for ensuring that issues concerning gender equality and discrimination against marginalised genders (non-cis-male) are accurately represented. You'll work to provide representation, advice, and awareness to those affected by gender discrimination. To stand for the role you must not self-identify as cis-male and must be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

Disability Officer

You will become the voice and representative for students with disabilities. You will coordinate the Students with Disabilities Forum and run campaigns, events, marketing and any other activity necessary to address related issues raised by the students you are representing. To stand for the role you must self-identify as having a disability (i.e a physical disability, a psychological disability, a learning difficulty, mental illness, or other health condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to study). You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

Student Parent, Guardians, & Carers Officer

You will represent all students who are care providers. You will actively be involved in the development of the Union & University’s provision for students with dependents and/or with unpaid caring responsibilities. To stand for the role you must self-identify as a parent, guardian, and/or carer. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

Students with Faith or Belief Officer

You will actively seek feedback from students with faith or belief, and act as their representative voice at the Students' Union and the University. You will coordinate the Faith or Belief Forum and run campaigns and events to raise awareness of issues faced by students. To stand for the role, you will self-identify as holding a faith or belief. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

LGBT+ Officer

You will become responsible for representing the interests of LGBT+ students. You will oppose all prejudices and discrimination against people who are LGBT+ on campus and raise awareness of issues of sexuality and gender. They will liaise with the LGBTQ+ Society and will be a non-executive non-voting member on the Society’s committee. To stand for the role, you must self-identify as being LGBT+ and must be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

BAME (Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic) Officer 

You will become responsible for representing Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic Students and liaise with the University/external organisations. In addition, you'll be part of the University’s Diversity Consultative Group, which is a key University committee for promoting equality and diversity across campus. You'll represent Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic students at Student Council, Welfare, Liberation & Campaigns Committee, as well as Officers’ Forum. To stand for the position you must self-identify as a student from an ethnic minority. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here

 

International Students Officer

You will become the representative for international students. You will chair and convene the International Students Forum, and work closely with the Union/University to tackle issues that affect international students and their University experience. To stand for the position you must be an international student studying at Newcastle University throughout 2022-23. View the full job description here. You can nominate yourself here or find out more about the Elections here