Equality & Campaigns Officer: Kim Roberts
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m your Equality and Campaigns officer for 2018/19! This role is all about ensuring inclusivity through-out Newman and our events, making our community stronger, fairer and happier, and also to campaign for things that improve student life and engagement.
I am aiming to spend less time in the office and more time going out and talking to students. This way I can get a feel for what Newman can really benefit from, as well as creating a buzz about our plans for this year!
Job Description (summary)
All Officers are responsible for the day to day running and management of the Union as an organisation, including but not limited to: ensuring it complies with the law and relevant acts, in particular the Education and Charity Acts, funding and budget monitoring, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Union Policies and Procedures are adhered to and representing students. All Officers are also required to be actively involved in collective work and be willing to accept work at the request of an appropriate body.
Equality & Campaigns Officer voluntary role (non-sabbatical)
This officer works on the multiple campaigns and equality events throughout the year. They also make sure that all events and activities are accessible and that the union remains an inclusive place for students.
A full job description can be found in the NSU Constitution, Bye Law 1
1. Creating Opportunities
I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential, and University is the perfect place to do this. If we better ourselves, we can impact the world around us, which is why I will be promoting opportunities such as volunteering and learning British Sign Language.
2. Raising Awareness
Every month, I will be helping to raise awareness of a specific topic or issue. This is a great way to get people talking, thinking and taking action. Awareness can lead to inspiration, and inspiration can lead to change.
3. A Sense Of Community
Newman’s uniquely small campus is what makes us stand out, so I believe we should celebrate this through a greater sense of community. My aim is to spread the word about events that everyone can get involved in, and promote a harmonious educational environment for students to thrive in.