Liberation Officers campaign, support and work to represent a specific demographic of students at NUA. The positions are voluntary and students are elected into position. You can be in any course or year group to be a Liberation Officer as well as self-identify as being part of the liberation group you are Officer of. For example, you must self-identify as female to run as Womens Officer.
We have six Liberation Officers at NUA:
- BAME Officer: Patricia Mercer-David
- Disabled Students Officer: Eleanor Ward
- International Students Officer: Oliwia Malek
- LGBT+ Officer: G Watson
- Mature Students Officer: Samantha Hunt
- Womens Officer: Caitlin Rayner
The six NUASU Liberation Officers work to ensure that the voices of minority groups are heard on campus. They support and campaign to improve the welfare of students at NUA, and run campaigns to raise awareness of issues affecting students’ lives.
Liberation Officers sit on the NUASU Steering Committee, are invited to attend some University meetings and have constant contact with the Students’ Union President. Liberation Officers aim to ensure that NUA and NUASU’s actions do not unfairly exclude, neglect or discriminate against any section of the student body.
Liberation Officers are elected into the positions every April ready for the academic year to start in September.
Here is a brilliant video from the National Union of Students explaining why Liberation Officers and their work are so important: