Hey folx, I’m Youssra your ~returning Co President of Equality and Liberation and I can’t wait to spend the year getting to know you all (again).
Being a “returning” Co President means that I loved the Union so much that I wanted to run in the Summer elections to do this all over again and I hope you end up feeling the same way about the Students’ Union.
The SU basically delivers all the fun stuff outside of the classroom; parties, campaigns, societies and more! There truly is something for everyone so please drop into the offi ce and fi nd out how to get involved.My (very broad) title essentially means that I am here to help liberate and facilitate marginalised groups. Be it ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism or transphobia, I hope to challenge both the institutions in which these exist as well as creating spaces where marginalised groups can convene and make plans for meaningful progress.I want to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, where all students feel able to access the help they need.
With the world around us feeling like it’s on fire (quite literally-keep up with our climate emergency campaign this year) it is more important than ever to stand in solidarity with others; ignorance is never an excuse; use the privileged space of university to develop you mind outside academia.
The things that make SOAS what is it and, hopefully, what attracted you here, things like: The decolonising agenda, Justice for Workers, consent workshops have all came from students and you have the power to do the same! Come to Union General Meetings (UGMs) to pass policy, organise protests, be part of the SU Exec by running in elections! The SU is yours to shape and mould.If you don’t know where to start, come and see us in our office (G8) - you are always welcome.