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N E W S

Meet your

Liberation and

Campaign

Officers

Caitlyn Taft

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

LCOs are volunteers working alongside

their studies to represent students

in specific marginalised student

communities.

They lead forums working to build

communities to influence change in order

to improve the experience for these students

beyond the forum spaces.

Thomas Cross

(they/them)

LGBTQ+ Students’

Officer

Aiming to make the forum a safe and

comfortable place for all queer students,

encouraging societies to sign an inclusion

pledge, and standing up for trans rights.

Molly O’Reilly-Kime

(they/them)

Postgraduate & Mature

Students’ Officer

Hoping to re-establish the Postgraduate &

Mature Students’ Forum, pushing for yearround

postgraduate events and familyfriendly

spaces.

Annika Budhrani

(she/her)

International Students’

Officer

Creating new partnerships with international

societies, delivering lots of meet and greeets

for international students to connect with

each other.

Aminah Mann

(she/her)

Racial & Ethnic Minority

Officer

Passionate about inclusivity and diversity,

and hopes to contribute to students’ overall

satisfaction by reviving the Racial & Ethnic

Minority Forum

Hana Dodsworth

(she/her)

Women+ Officer

Wants to start more conversations, create

a diversity pledge for The Sugarhouse and

create meaningful campaigns within the

forum.

Luke Halpin (he/him) &

Rowan Birch (they/them)

Students With Disabilities

Officers

Want to improve the accessibility of university

life, supporting adn amplifying disabled

students’ views, experiences and insights, and

want to cultivate a supportive community

with the Forum.

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The New FTOs and their

Goals for the Year

Caitlyn Taft

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

During every academic year, the student union

gets a new group of full-time officers (also known

as FTOs).

Elected by students in the past March, these FTOs do

various jobs like managing societies, making sure the

university is accessible and welcoming, supporting

students through their academic studies, and much

more.

Here’s a shorten version of each FTOs manifesto goals.

(she/her)

su.president@lancaster.ac.uk

• Tackling problems such as parking on

campus, ensuring safe transport at night,

and reforming the buses.

• Reforming student services to actually

serve students by improving the

university’s counselling and mental health

services, ILSP provision for students

waiting for diagnosis.

• Continuing the university’s current cost of

living support.

(he/him)

su.vp.education@lancaster.ac.uk

• Reform flawed systems including ASK to

ensure all videos provided are accurately

transcribed.

• Representing the student voice at all levels

and have a place in faculty forum meetings.

• Provide effective financial support during the

Cost of Living Crisis by promoting financial

aid, providing financial literacy courses, and

continuing the Breakfast and Supper Club.

• Streamline the process of Extenuating

Circumstances, reform the Personal

Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) system,

and standardise extension request forms.

(he/him)

su.vp.uniondevelopment@lancaster.ac.uk

• Supporting students in the Cost-of-Living

Crisis.

• Enhancing relationships across the

collegiate system and introducing a

collaborative culture.

• Real action on the Climate Crisis.

• Ensuring the deserved

(he/him)

representation of Postgraduate

su.vp.sport@lancaster.ac.uk

Students.

• Providing more support and communication to college and

recreational sports teams.

• Improving and clarifying the merchandising of sports clubs.

• Streamlining the committee handover process.

(he/him)

su.vp.societiesandmedia@lancaster.ac.uk

• Working with Societies Committee,

opening affiliation to new groups, and

structured support for the re-affiliation

process.

• Having society and media groups be

represented by widening participation

in Roses, society showcases, society and

media awards.

• Internal review of Societies affiliation with

Sports Lancaster.

(he/him)

su.vp.welfare@lancaster.ac.uk

• Push the University to freeze the everincreasing

cost of campus rent.

• Safe Drug Policy focused on harm reduction

with educational campaigns and Safe Drug

testing kits in your Students’ Union.

• Lobby for the City Council to include

and update Anti-Spiking Clauses in

venue licensing and encourage venues to

implement further safety measures.

If you’re interested in reading

their full manifestos,

head over to the Student Union

website:

https://lancastersu.co.uk/

officers

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