Welfare & Equality Officer.

Briana Gordhan was elected in during the NUSU Students Elections 2021

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The Role.

The Welfare and Equality Officer is the voice of welfare, diversity, and equality at the Students' Union. Working alongside our new welfare team, the Officer coordinates NUSU’s welfare work and leads 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. In recent years, the Welfare & Equality Officer has worked on decolonisation of studies, harm reduction, wellbeing & mental health, combatting hate crime, as well as many other worthwhile welfare structures.

About Me.

Hi, my name is Bri and I have just finished my undergrad in Film Practices. Moved to Newcastle from New Zealand and you'd think that after a global pandemic I'd be itching to leave - but nope, the toon cant get rid of me! For a lot of us the past year has been challenging, and that is why I aim to make sure everyone, no matter their background, feel safe and supported during their time atNewcastle University. At the same time, I am also very passionate about advocating for women's rights, people of colour, sustainability, and those identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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My Aims.

Review structures for students with disabilities

Introduce mindfulness and CBT workshops

Prioritize judgement-free harm reduction

Challenge & improve the Uni's Wellbeing services

Empower further work on decolonising NCL

Remove the stigma surrounding student sex work

Build a sense of community as we return to campus

Amplify the voices, perspectives, and ideas of minority groups

My Updates.

Find out what I've been up to this year.


Welfare & Equality Officer
End of Term Report - May

Reflections and updates on my last term at NUSU!

Welfare & Equality Officer
End of Term Report - March 22

Hiya everyone! Thanks so much for checking in to see what I have been up to this semester. Like always, NUSU has kept me busy! Read this report to see what I have been up to

Welfare & Equality Officer
End of Term Report - December 2021

A snippet of what I have been up to over the past few months