Category Archives: Equality & Diversity

A Summer Pursuing Equality and Diversity

Hi everyone! It’s Rachel Powell here, your Student Officer Equality & Diversity. All of our summer events have come to an end and Freshers is upon us, so I thought I’d update you all on what I got up to … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: “I felt trapped trapped inside my own body; fighting a battle that no one could see”

The final blog post in our series, written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face Writing blogs is not something I’ve really done much of before, but … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: Coming to accept the term disability

Another in our series of guest blogs written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face. Disability was always a distant term to me, it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: Faces of Disability – The Stigma of HIV

Today, as part of the #DisableTheLabel campaign, we are launching “Faces of Disability”: a series of guest blogs written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities. In today’s society, disability still carries a huge amount … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG Transgender Day of Remembrance: 5 Tips on How to be a Trans Ally

  The Students’ Union building lit up purple for Transgender Day of Remembrance Hi everyone! In honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance, MK (a Queen’s Business Management undergrad, former President and current Treasurer of QUB LGBT+ and non-binary trans person) and … Continue reading

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MSM Blood Ban Victory

Today  marks a partial win in the fight for equality for our LGBT+ family. Following the Department of Health’s announcement back in June, Men who have sex with Men (MSM) and Women who have or had sex with Men who … Continue reading

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Blood Drive on Campus – if you Can’t Donate. Nominate! Help us lift the MSM blood ban

Last semester we launched our campaign ‘Can’t Donate. Nominate’ to end the lifetime blood ban for men who have sex with men (MSM). The ban is discriminatory on the grounds of sexuality, and is founded on an outdated hatred of … Continue reading

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Wash Your Mouth Out – Think positively. Speak positively.

The words you use can really impact others. We use words and phrases every day without thinking about their true meaning and the effect they can have on others. How many times have you said phrases such as ‘man up’ … Continue reading

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Become a Diversity Ambassador!

At Queen’s Students’ Union we’re known for providing exciting opportunities for our students, such as InnovateHer, Inspiring Leaders, and Homework Clubs. This year we’re delighted to introduce a new scheme in Semester 2 – The Diversity Ambassadors Programme! But what … Continue reading

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Bogs for All – Gender Neutral Toilets Across Campus

Last year Student Council passed a motion to look into the feasibility of introducing Gender Neutral Toilets in the Students’ Union, and when I started in this role in July this was one of my top priorities. I was determined … Continue reading

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