Hi, I'm Poppy, and I'm your new Women's Officer for 2020/2021! I'm 19 and I come from Southampton, where I have lived my whole life.
Why I ran for the role
I've felt very strongly about gender equality for a long time, and thought that my enthusiasm could be used to bring about positive change within the university. I believe all genders should be treated in an equal way, and am passionate about standing up for those who feel underrepresented within our community.
What do you hope to achieve in this role?
I want to embrace the diverse nature of our university, by ensuring all genders feel accepted and respected during their time at university. I hope to become someone that others feel they can contact with any issues or struggles they are facing, as well as running campaigns which raise awareness of and tackle problems faced by women at university.
What experience do you bring to the role?
Ever since expressing an interest in feminism and gender equality, I have become involved in many online women's groups and communities supporting those who are facing prejudice and discrimination as a result of being female. I have also been active in attending annual women's marches and protests in London and other cities, which have enriched my knowledge and experience surrounding the challenges involved in achieving gender equality.
- I climbed Mount Snowdon when I was 5
- One of my life goals is to go skydiving
- I (very embarrassingly) used to be obsessed with Olly Murs for many years!
You can get in touch with Poppy via her email, , or via her Facebook page.
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
Women’s Officer will be running a peer-support network for women students. You can find out when and where the
next meeting is at the Student Networks page.