Own Voices was a hashtag that started within book reading communities to boost diverse work that was written by authors from that same diverse group. Now, we want to use that same idea to boost diverse work from students about their lived experiences.

If you’re a BAME student, female student, an LGBT+ student, a disabled student, or all four, and you want to share work about your lived experiences, this is an opportunity for you.  All art forms are welcome (e.g. painting, graphic design, poetry, writing, music, etc.), as long as your work lines up with the Own Voices ethos.

We will be collecting this work throughout the year for displaying during Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBT+ History Month and International Women’s Day respectively.

The work will be exhibited and will remain on display for the entirety of this month, as well as on the union website. Students will then be able to vote for their favourite works to be displayed permanently in the new Union building.




Email address

I identify as:

 A woman




(tick all that apply)

Tell us a bit about yourself

This can be a short bio, or anything you feel reflects your background as an artist.

Tell us a bit about your submission

What was your inspiration, how does this reflect your lived experience?

Upload your artwork

You can add multiple files.

Artists should be able to produce and display their own artwork but we can help with production upon request. Note that if your piece is a multimedia/ AV piece/ sculpture/ performance, a still image should be provided alongside your main submission.

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