Women’s Aid’s Healthy Relationships Campaign and free Workshop

University can be both a strange and exciting time. You throw yourself into a setting with numerous new faces and the possibility to form many new friendships and relationships. But what happens when those or any relationship takes a negative turn and you no longer feel happy, perhaps even unsafe?…

[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 are doing in the Union, primarily the things to do…

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 when this amazing #DisabletheLabel campaign was launched, I knew it…

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 fit into my identity despite being chronically ill. The suggestion…

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 of stigma. HIV carries an arguably even higher amount of…

‘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 they couldn’t possibly know what it’s like. In actual fact…

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 Con (an English undergrad, former Non-Binary Trans Rep for QUB…

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 didn’t fight him off enough. I told myself that it…