Liberation Officer


Jade Thomas, Liberation Officer 2023/24    Hi I'm Jade, your liberation officer for 2023/24. About Me. Course: Geology BSc Hometown: London How do you think your friends best describe you? Resilient, hardworking, loyal – overdramatic at times, but always ready to stand up for what’s right.    2.	What inspired you to become an Executive Officer? I want to leave the University as a better place than I found it - I’ve tried to do this throughout my time here, in my roles as PTO and Course Rep. Becoming an Officer was the logical next step – to make bigger and better changes, to have more influence, especially with the University at a higher level, and to make sure that all voices are included and championed.


3.	What can you offer students in your role?  Dedication, advocacy, and compassion. I promise that you will not find another person who cares as much as I do about improving the student experience at the University of Leicester. I look forward to listening to students, championing your rights, and making sure that your university experience is as inclusive and welcoming as it can be!     4.	What is the most important change you want to make this year?  I want to make campus more culturally diverse and ensure that all students feel that this is their home away from home.    Hobbies and Interests. What you like doing in your spare time? HA - What is spare time? When I get a minute, I enjoy playing Steelpan (Double Seconds) and endlessly scrolling through TikTok before bed.  Favourite Series? The Big Bang Theory. Favourite Song/s?  Wotless – Kes the Band



Semester 1 (Nic 22/23)


•Black Students Matter Conference

. Took students to the conference in Birmingham to discuss EDI issues and decolonisation within education.


•Black History Month

. Arranged and delivered lots of events such as offering free haircuts as well as lots of other workshops and talks.


•Mitigating Circumstances

. Fought for lots of new Mit Circs as well as self-certifications, and filmed an Instagram reel to simplify the process.


•Leics Decolonise

. Arranged and delivered a range of events surrounding the topic of decolonisation within education.


•Gender Options on MyStudentRecord

. Students are now able to use "other" as an option for gender. Now working on expanding that to add a self-identification text box.


•Trans Day of Remembrance

. Vigil held in collaboration with DMU as well as stall to encourage discussion and acknowledgement.


•Disability History Month and IDPWD

. Held a stall with the University to talk to students about what we are doing for disabled students.


•LGBT+ Allyship Training

. Continued for students and toolkit and training date launched for staff.


•LGBT Housing and Pronoun Surveys

. Gathered various samples of data surrounding pronoun use across the student body and whether students would be interested in LGBT specific housing.


•Queer Corner

. Launched blog for our LGBT+ students to have a creative platform. Find out how to submit your article here.

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