Mattie Simpson

LGBT+ Officer


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Name & Hometown: 

My name is Mattie Simpson (they/he) and I'm from the town of Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.


What Inspired You To Become A Part-Time Officer?

My time as President of the LGBT+ Society has made me realise some of the issues and challenges that need to be overcome at the University and has inspired me to be a more visible and vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community, fostering an environment where everyone can their authentic selves unashamedly and without fear, and where cis-heteronormative ideals are rightfully challenged.


What are your priorities for the year?

I am committed to PRIDE:

  • to Promote the ideas and opinions of LGBTQ+ students.
  • to Represent them and their views in meetings with the Students' Union and the University.
  • to ensure Inclusivity is at the heart of everything that the SU & University do.
  • to Defend hard-won LGBT+ rights, as well as try and make sure that all LGBTQ+ students feel safe on campus.
  • to Educate students and staff on the LGBTQ+ Community, our history, and our struggles both past and contemporary.


What are your hobbies and interests?

I am a keen drummer, and I have recently taken up fencing, which I enjoy massively. I am also obsessed with glam rock music, musicals and science fiction.


If you would like to contact the LGBT+ Officer you can email



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