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Candidate for the position of Vice President Inclusion

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Rachel Cairns

Celebrating Our Differences Together

I'm passionate about making strathclyde somewhere all students feel comfortable and safe expressing their identities and opinions. As a Feminist Society committee member and VP of the Live Poets Society, I was able to improve inclusion in some areas of the University. If I were to be made vp inclusion for strathclyde, I would make a campus-wide impact by: 


  • Creating a Liberation Hub, a drop-in monthly event for liberation and representative groups to connect with one another, arrange collaborative events and promote existing events across the student union.  


  • Launching the Own Voices Spotlight project, where minority students will be able to send in their creative works - art, writing, poetry, - for exhibition. One student will also be given an Artist Spotlight - an opportunity to promote their work across the USSA / university campus and Fusion Radio.    


  • Creating wider access to already existing gender neutral and accessible bathrooms around campus by collaborating with the Strathclyde University app to create resources that will make it easier to receive this information.  


  • Continuing previous efforts to ensure that free long-term sustainable sanitary products are available across university campus.


  • Arranging more regular consent and activism workshops to encourage a safer environment for students and encourage political activism.


  • Enhancing the visibility for diverse, representative groups - particularly during freshers and refreshers events - so that new students’ first impression of Strathclyde is that of a University that cares and makes room for them.