Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, and today it’s the turn of your Women’s Representative!
Lucina Wilde, 20, from Rotherham, is your Women’s Representative at De Montfort Students’ Union.
A second-year Psychology with Health Studies student, Lucina identifies as a feminist and wants to use feminism as a tool to bring male and female students together at DMU to benefit students of both genders.
She said: “I want to use feminism to unite the genders as I felt I didn’t see a lot of that last year. Men and women were separated and I wanted to integrate them.
“I want everyone to be able to have their say on how they want to be represented, and support the women that need support, but also support the men.
“We need to use feminism to unite the genders, rather than segregate them further.”
Exemplifying her commitment to helping students from both sexes, Lucina, who hopes to become a health psychologist providing psychological help to carers, is hoping to create a gender mentoring scheme for students that are heavily ‘outnumbered’ by the opposite sex on courses, such as males on some nursing courses.
“I’m working to set up a gender mentoring scheme for people on courses that are dominated by the opposite sex and ensure they have the proper support.
“I just believe that opportunities shouldn’t be based on gender.”
You can find out more about Lucina on her page here.
Head back tomorrow for the next instalment in our ‘Meet Your Part-Time Officers’ series! And if representing your fellow students is something that sounds up your street, then make sure you get involved with #LeadYourDSU day at #Refreshers16!