Welfare & Equality Officer


Nadia Ahmed

Nadia Ahmed was elected in as the Welfare & Equality Officer of the Students' Union by students at the Student Elections in March 2020. Nadia will be succeeded in June 2021 by Briana Gordhan.

About the Role

The Welfare and Equality Officer is the voice of welfare, diversity, and equality at the Students' Union - coordinating NUSU’s welfare work and leading on all welfare/inclusivity related campaigns and events. They also liaise heavily with the welfare services/staff and sit on several University committees including the Diversity committee. As well as this, they support the Liberation Officers in their roles and campaign work to help better represent all students across the University.

About Me & My Aims

"Hi, I'm Nadia! I've just graduated with an English Literature degree. In both first and second year at Newcastle, I was part of the Northern Angels cheerleading team, which was incredibly fun and I met the best people doing it! However, it also made me aware, that particular sports/extra-curricular activities aren't taken as seriously as others, particularly if participants are mainly women. This is part of what has driven my passion for representing women, people of colour, and the LGBTQ+ community on campus. I'm excited to use my role to enhance equality and wellbeing for students. "

Advocate for minority groups on campus
Raise awareness of inequality and discrimination
Celebrate the different cultures within our community
Amplify the voices, perspectives, and ideas of minority students
Launch a campaign for body positivity & self-acceptance
Empower students to embrace their differences & implement tangible strategies for change
Increase the number of all-gender toilets around campus
Challenge and improve the university's current waiting list for Mental Health support