I am a third year student studying Art and Literature, with an
interest in Beat era literature and mixed media art. I will be taking
up the role of Trans Students’ Part-time Officer 2021/22, and I am
also the President of the LGBT+ Society.
What would you like to achieve during your time in office?
I would like to work with other trans students to get an understanding
of the different experiences faced during university life,
particularly what trans students from different backgrounds face and
whether that affects how they interact with uni life. I would like to
use this to work towards making changes that will allow trans students
to feel as though they can be fully comfortable during their time at
university, and can get the most out of their time here without any
limitations or difficulties holding them back.
What experience will you bring to the role?
I was the Trans Rep in the LGBT+ Society in my second year, which gave
me some experience in talking to students and helping them with issues
they may be facing. I have also been involved in various LGBT+ spaces
and trans specific spaces since I was a teenager and can navigate
those spaces in both a social and professional context.
Who is your biggest inspiration
My biggest inspirations come from artists who were working during the
AIDs crisis, particularly Felix Gonzales-Torres and David Wojnarowicz.
They both made provocative and explicit art about the situation and
difficulties the community was facing during that time, as well as
showing the personal side to those struggles.
You can get in touch with Charlie via his email,
email@example.com, or via his
RUSU have created student-run, peer-support networks for you. This is
your opportunity to meet other students from similar backgrounds,
share common experiences and receive advice and support from each
other. RUSU’s Trans Students’ Officer will be running a peer-support
network for trans students. You can find out when and where the next
meeting is at the