Diversity Officer – Leen Al Najjab

My name is Leen Al Najjab, and and I am so excited to be your diversity officer for 2017-2018.

I studied Law during my time at University. Outside of work, I enjoy taking part in Model United Nations, baking, travelling and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

I ran for this role because I feel passionate about a variety of issues that students face on a day-to-day basis and want to help improve these issues and other issues for students by ensuring that all students are listened to and their voices are heard. I also hope to ensure that campus is inclusive and welcoming of all students. Please feel free to contact me at anytime or come see in my office if you face any issues or for any other reason.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Your diversity officer,
Leen

Priorities

Take away the stigma surrounding International Students– 'Just A Student' campaign

  • Engaging international students in sports especially female students (activities from the week they arrive).
  • Expansion of One World Week and Black History Month throughout both campuses to enable all students to represent their culture and faith.

Improve the cohesion between full-time and part-time officers

  • Making them more representative for everyone within their group.
  • Giving part-time officers adequate recognition on what they achieve.
  • Working on the 'talk to me' campaign for part time officers.
  • Encourage RUSU to fund more events on London Road campus (conscious of placement times).

Reducing drop-out rates of LGBT and BAME students and making campus more inclusive for all

  • Societies and sports clubs holding sessions that make it clear everyone is welcome and can join, tackle “locker room banter”.
  • Anonymous reporting procedure for students who are harassed on campus

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