As second year PIR and chemical engineering students heading into primarily male-dominated fields, we're extremely passionate about championing women's voices and rights across UCL. Our two different experiences as women will help us diversify the role as we combine our strengths to implement the changes that need to be seen globally, but starting with our campus. We're keen to utilise the leadership, communication and organisational skills developed in our previous roles as Sports Rep and chairwoman of Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly to fulfil the commitments in our manifesto.
To make serious changes for women across UCL we wish to:
- Lead active bystander and anti-sexual harassment campaigns
- Ensure stronger support systems for victims of sexual abuse
- Fundraise with women’s charities to empower women everywhere
- Make UCL WN a welcoming space for trans and non-binary students
- Diversify the range of activities in the WN
- Lobby for free period products on campus
- Run meaningful women’s history month activities
We’ll place inclusivity at the heart of everything we do to celebrate and amplify the voices of all who self-identify as women at UCL.
Our main objective is to progress towards more inclusive environments for women of all backgrounds, recognising that intersectionality plays a role in the discrimination that women face. Ultimately, we want to hear from the women of UCL how best to encourage inclusivity across campus. Our manifesto is only the starting point of how we want to address the discrimination faced by women in our community. We have so much we want to achieve in the role, so vote for us to see these changes being implemented.