Liberation Networks represent an opportunity for students to challenge and campaign against discrimination, oppression and inequality faced by themselves or others and work to defend and extend their rights. They aim to ensure that UCL's actions do not unfairly exclude, neglect or discriminate against any section of the student body, and also encourage extra curricular activities to promote community and cooperation amongst students. Here is an excellent video from the National Union of Students explaining what liberation campaigns are and why they are important.
The Black & Minority Ethnic Students' Network represents the interests of UCL’s Black and Minority Ethnic students, it includes students from Africa, Asia, Arab, Caribbean, Latin American backgrounds and anyone who self identifies as BME. We co-ordinate campaigns relating to issues relevant to our interest. We offer students the opportunity to participate in projects, campaigns and social events, such as Black History Month, Diversity Month and BME Talks.
The Disabled Students’ network works to promote the interests of disabled students including those with long term illness, specific learning difficulties and mental health issues. They fight against discrimination, and coordinates campaigns related to issues relevant to disabled students. The section also offers students interested in disability issues the opportunity to participate in projects, campaigns and social events.
The Students' Union UCL LGBT+ Network works to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex and/or Asexual students during their time at UCL. The network provides assistance and information, as well as working to campaign for and raise awareness of LGBT+ issues. The section enables students interested in LGBT+ issues to meet like-minded people within the University and across London. The section works closely with LGBT networks, societies and charities, putting on joint social events and campaigns and providing volunteering opportunities.
The Women’s Network represents the interests of UCL’s women students. The section coordinates and leads on projects and campaigns on issues relating to Women students and offers students interested in women’s issues the opportunity to participate in projects, campaigns and social events. The network works closely with the gender and feminism group at UCL.