Liberation Officer

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Sam Hawkins
If elected as your Liberation Officer, I will:

Decolonise the University of Nottingham

  • Hold the University to account

  • Set up decolonise focus groups to empower marginalised students to make change in their classrooms. The results of these groups will be published to create a “Decolonise Nottingham Students Manifesto’ to challenge the barriers of a non-inclusive education system.

  • Lead a University-wide anti-microaggressions campaign to tackle unconscious biases towards marginalised students

  • Develop comprehensive and inclusive mental health services

  • Ensure that culturally competent care is being provided and that robust practices are in place when marginalised students need it the most, for example, following hate crime and/or harassment.

  • Establish Liberation Forums to engage and support marginalised students

  • Meet regularly with liberation-relevant Societies and Networks and carry out constant consultation with the wider student body to ensure that the issues I work on as your Liberation Officer are guided by your needs.

  • Set Equity as University-wide agenda

  • Implement accommodation price caps for estranged students, refugees and care experienced students.

  • Lobby for secure storage for international students during the winter, spring and summer holidays.

  • Provide short term on-campus summer accommodation for postgraduates and other students staying in Nottingham at the end of the summer term.

  • Xiyi Zhang
    Being positive, enthusiastic and responsible is my original intention. I hope I can contribute myself to provide the best service for students.