Equality & Campaigns Officer: Amy Hill
Hi, I’m Amy Hill and I’m your Equality and Campaigns officer. I’ll be studying Working with children, young people and families after just completing my foundation year here at Newman. I’m looking to deliver visible, student-led campaigns this year and so will need your help and ideas to do so.
Fun Fact: I can do the splits if i get drunk enough.
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. Engaging Campaigns:
I want to continue with the current idea of running a campaign every month but make them even more active and engaging. Some particular ideas I'd like to focus on are a disability awareness month (visible and non-visible), mental health awareness month, LGBTQ+ history month, Black history month and environmentally conscious month. To run these campaigns I'm looking to really engage with the relevant students and society's such as LGBTQ+ society and ISOC, and BAME students to make these campaigns as honest and relevant as possible.
I want to use the role to collaborate with other member of the exec committee. This would be things such as working with the Sports & Health officer to promote inclusive sports (I've already pioneered an inclusive cheerleading society of which I'm vice chair). To work with the Events & Activities officer to promote more accessible events for different religions and lifestyles. To work with the the RaG & community officer (and helping hands society) to strengthen campaigns by bringing in outside resources, and similar ideas with all officers.
3. Student Innovation:
I want to be interacting with students to find out from the what would really improve life at Newman. From talking to students I've already become aware of a lack of hooks on the back of disabled toilet doors and a lack of quantity and location awareness of hearing loops that aid hearing impaired students who use hearing Aids. I want to continue this student-led focus to make sustainable, useful changes to the university.