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 The ban is discriminatory on the grounds of sexuality, and is founded on an outdated hatred of men having sex with men as an abnormal behaviour, or…

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 is Diversity Ambassadors, and what can it achieve? Queen’s University…

Hi. My name is Sally Bridge and I am based in Borrower Services in the McClay Library, managing the wonderful team of people who work at the desk on the ground floor. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is my role as Library Services Disability Liaison Officer….

Disability Awareness Week – Guest Blog

Hi everyone, This week we’re launching our Disability Awareness Week. As your Disabled Students’ Officer, I’m delighted to see campaigns like this taking off. This week aims to raise awareness of the broad spectrum of disabilities, help you learn skills that make society more accessible for everyone and give students an opportunity…

Did you know Gay and Bisexual men can’t donate blood in Northern Ireland?

      Last year a High Court judge ruled that the Northern Ireland Health Minister did not have the power to keep an “irrational” lifetime ban, and had also breached the ministerial code by failing to take the issue before the Stormont Executive. I have been working alongside the QUB…