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Image of Nic Farmer, Liberation Officer 2022/23    About me. Hey everyone! My name is  Nic and I am your Liberation Officer for 2022/23. Course: Psychology. Hometown: South London. How do you think your friends and family would describe you? They would say I’m funny, passionate and caring.    What inspired you to become an Executive Officer? I really enjoyed working with the SU and being able to create my own events. It honestly felt like the perfect next step for me to be an executive officer. I’m so passionate about liberation, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do.

 

What can you offer students in your role? I can offer transparency, communication and  assertiveness. When it feels  like there is not a voice in  your corner, I want to be there  to make sure you do. Communication and transparency is key to my job, I want to regularly update students on the work I am doing and regularly collect feedback.    What is the most important change you want to make this year? Liberation covers so many different areas, the priority is to empower more students on campus to discover their inner activist. I would love to see an increase in students coming forward to create their own campaigns and events on issues that matter to them.    Hobbies & interests. I have a YouTube channel so I like editing and uploading videos as well as taking picture sometimes. I am a beginner gamer – I am still in love with GTA V and anything Lego-based. Journey was also a very beautiful game to play.  Series- Attack on Titan, Bob’s Burgers, Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty and Grace and Frankie (guilty pleasure!)  albums- Made in Lagos- Wizkid, Blonde- Frank Ocean, Blue Water Road- Kehlani

 

Updates

June/July 2022

In June and July, I:

 

•Attended NUS Lead and Change Conference

 

•Spoke at graduation ceremonies

 

•Completed University and Union inductions

 

•Collaborated with Anne Marie, Education Officer for the personal tutor benchmark and Mitigating Circumstances Policy

 

•Had meetings with ULLIHE (University of Leicester’s Institute for Inclusivity in Higher Education) on a new initiative called Decolonising Education

 

•Produced the new platform Queer Corner on the website.

 

•Planned for Leicester Pride

 

•Took students to the Black Students Matter Conference

 

August 2022

In August, I:

 

•Completed Carbon Literacy Training

 

•Continued Black History Month planning

 

•Continued Leics Decolonise Festival planning

 

•Met with cultural and religious societies

 

September 2022

September has been a big month in the run-up to Black History Month! Here's what I've been up to:

 

•Working on Black History Month events for October.

 

•Planning events and merchandise for the #LeicsDecolonise Festival.

 

•The Pronoun Survey has been launched to gather further data on pronoun use from our students.

 

•Working on the implementation of the Black Student Experience Working Group and Black History Leadership Group.

 

•Queer Corner set up to showcase LGBT writing talent within the University.

 

•LGBTQ+ Housing Survey has been launched.

 

•Working on the proposal for Decolonising Education.

 

October 2022

Here's what I've been up to in October:

 

•Black History Month

 

•LeicsDecolonise Open Evening

 

•UK Students’ Union Catch Up

 

•Students’ Leaders Conference

 

•Brown Girl like Me Workshop and Talk

 

November 2022

Here's what I've been up to in November:

 

•Policy Forum with Liberation Officers across the UK

 

•24th November: Black Trans Joy 6:30pm – 7:30pm

 

•Multi-Faith Seminar and Lunch

 

•Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil (18th November, 5pm, DMU SU Buiding)

 

•LeicsDecolonise Merchandise Meetings (EXCITING!)

 

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