Category Archives: Student Officers

World Mental Health Day – Changing the Narrative on Suicide

[CW: Suicide, Mental Illness. It is advised that if you do not read this blog post have recently been affected by suicide] Today is World Mental Health Day and 1 in 4 of us will be affected in any one … Continue reading

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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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[CW: Sexual Assault] Launch of the Consent Ambassador Programme and Results Launch of the S.C.O.R.E. Stand Together Survey

Hi everyone, if you haven’t met me before, my name is Jessica and I am the Welfare Officer here in the Students’ Union. This year I aim to give more updates and write more blogs on the interesting stuff we … 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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‘My mind was numb. Just a swirling pool of white noise’ – Student Officer, Welfare openly talks about her own mental health as part of our ‘Think Out Loud’ Mental Health Campaign

I wanted to write this blog post not only to tell my story, but to reach those out there who might be struggling with their own mental health, to reach those that might think everyone else’s lives are perfect and … 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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GUEST BLOG: My firsthand account on why a loud and clear ‘yes’ is so important.

Last year I was raped by a guy I had been seeing. He doesn’t realize that he has raped me. It took me months to come to terms with the words ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’. I told myself that I … Continue reading

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Become a School or Course Rep!

We’re searching for nominations for this year’s School & Course Reps! They’re the vital link between our students and academic staff. They listen to students’ views, feed these back to staff members and make the changes that students want to … Continue reading

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Are Ye Well – Nightline Service Now Available!

It’s that dreaded time of the year again – exam time! You may find yourself increasingly stressed with exams and coursework and we want to remind you that your SU are always here to answer any questions you have. But … Continue reading

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