Women's Officer – Catherine McClane

Hi everyone, my name is Catherine, a Part 2 Politics and International Relations student, and I would love to be your Women’s Officer this year. I believe I have the experience (from being a Course Rep for 2 years), passion, and commitment to fulfil the role to the best of my ability. As well as furthering the work of previous Women's Officers, my ideas for the role are as follows:

Women’s Committee

I feel it is important to have an organisation representing all women at the university. For this reason, I will endeavour to set up a women’s committee, where there will be elected women representing intersectional groups to ensure the diverse range of issues that women face at university are being addressed, as well as campaigns that are run inclusive and accessible to everyone.

International Women’s Week

International Women’s day is on March 8th, and I intend to organise a week of activities, debates, panel discussions and taster sessions, working with students and staff, that celebrate Women's lives, work and passions.

Increased Support Networks for Sexual Violence Victims

The NUS statistics state that 1/7 women in universities are subject to serious sexual assault or violence while studying at university. I will promise to review the process for reporting these incidents, as well as strengthening support systems and Consent campaigns, for example making taught sessions part of welcome week.

Summary

  • I will set up a Women’s committee to make sure events and campaigns are ran inclusively
  • I will organise International Women’s Week which celebrates women’s strength, passions and diversity
  • I will review and reform the support systems for victims of sexual violence
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