I’m Staci, a mature student in my final year of the LLB Law programme here at DMU.
My pronouns are she/her.
I’m asking for your vote to become the Equality and diversity executive at the union, with a blend of life experience and 8 years of being part of many national and international activist movements, I believe I have the passion, energy and dedication to bring to the role. I have personal experience of witnessing inequalities from outside the university community, I find these equalities such a tragic symptom of the system in which we live and I wish to be part of something within a community I already co-exist within and leave a legacy after I graduate from my law degree.
I already am a course representative for the final year law degree, which I have raised several issues that students have raised, chairperson of the feminist society and a co-chair of the Amnesty International Society. Being responsible, or partially responsible for raising awareness of issues which relate to injustices based on gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment are all very important to me. I want to empower all students to be able to speak up freely, enable all liberation officers to do the same and ensure that accountability is imperative at the university.
The student’s union is central to the student voice and this will need a lot of passion, empathy, assertiveness, leadership, diplomacy, and a touch of tenacity. I have all these qualities and so much more that I cannot fit within this manifesto. I can assure students that their voices will be heard, and all matters of equality are a central to me as a person, as well as bringing that to the role of Equality and diversity executive.