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BME Network
Voting closed 7 months ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1


Farzana Chowdhury

Why are you standing?: 

I am a proud Bengali. A proud Muslim. A proud feminist. As someone who has faced adversity and has felt alienated from society, believing in these positive affirmations has never come easy. You are strong. You are worthy of success. I want to support YOU. My priorities:


Provide more outreach for girls in BME communities, particularly refugees, through a mentor scheme. This will promote participation in academia, leadership and community for a disadvantaged demographic.


Bring BME women’s issues and gender equality at a national and international level to the forefront of conversation at UCL. We can do this by working with student media outlets like Pi Media, as well as bringing in awe-inspiring guest speakers.


I hope to set up support groups for individuals who have become victims of discrimination or just need some extra care so that no one at UCL feels alone.


Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger. I want to work closely with societies such as Gender and Feminism Society and African Caribbean Society to partake in various events and activities focussing upon women empowerment.

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Joelle Robinson-Rawdah

Why are you standing?: 

My names Joelle, I’m a third year geography student and this year I'm applying for the role of women's representative. So far I have been helping the BME network organise events and seeing the finished result has been a pleasure. The BME network is holding some amazing events for black history month and I’m honoured to be involved. I am currently organising an art showcasing event for women of colour, a chance for self reflection through painting and to appreciate black artist's work. In the next few months I hope to hold some events in an intimate setting to allow women of colour to speak and connect about any issues they feel they need to share. I hope to be someone that BME women feel comfortable to contact if they need advice or suggestions of what they’d like to see in the BME network.

I plan to organise many more events to bring together women of colour at UCL in the upcoming year. Please vote for me as your women’s representative!

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