Hello Homertonians!

This year, our Gender Equality Officer will be Maxx, who you can contact via hus-gender@homerton.cam.ac.uk. The role of Gender Equality Officer is to ensure that students who identify as belonging to an underrepresented gender feel comfortable and represented in college, so please do get in touch if there’s anything we can do to help with this! As with the other liberation officers, feel free to contact Maxx directly, or the other welfare officers. 

Role:

    • Informing students on the CUSU Women’s Campaign and answering any questions relating to it
    • Any concerns or queries you may have relating to college matters that affect underrepresented genders
    • Talking about any problems you may encounter where someone has made you feel uncomfortable because of your gender
    • Encouraging participation at events and hosting events on gender issues
    • Promoting healthy discussion on the struggle for gender equality in Cambridge and far, far beyond

Here are some other groups in Cambridge worth having a look at:

  • FLY Girls of Cambridge – for BAME female and non-binary students, FLY runs several schemes and events throughout the year, and has published a guide at Cambridge that also features subject-specific advice.(Facebook: FLY Cambridge, IG: @flygirlsofcambridge, www.flygirlsofcambridge.co)
  • Cambridge SU Women’s Campaign – A university-wide campaign advocating for all female and non-binary students across Cambridge. Like FLY, CUSU Women’s Campaign hosts events and schemes throughout the year, such as the annual Reclaim the Night march. (Facebook: Cambridge SU Women’s Campaign, IG: @cambridgewomcam, www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk)

For this year, there’s also the launch of the consent campaign at Homerton!

Homerton for Consent: “We are Homerton for Consent, a new student run group set up to tackle the perceived ambiguity around consent and change harmful cultures. The aim is to provide a platform for discussions as well as collating student resources and artwork about their experiences with consent. This is a supportive, educational group that aims to change not just student perceptions about consent but also college policies and information. We will be running events throughout the year so keep an eye out for those and if you are looking to get more involved, anybody is welcome to join our team.”

CUSU Women’s Campaign

The Cambridge University Student Union’s Women’s Campaign is incredibly active.
Here’s what they have to say:

The Women’s Campaign supports and represents all women students in the university. Our Women’s Campaign is inclusive; we are made up of women that belong to all ethnic, religious and class backgrounds, women that define as trans, queer, bisexual and lesbian and women who are student parents.

The Women’s Campaign is a voice for change in the University. As the Women’s Campaign, we are able to push for change in how this university runs and in university culture affecting women students’ day to day college lives.

If you have any questions or wish to get more involved with CUSU and wish to speak to them directly. The CUSU Women’s Officer can be contacted at womens@cusu.cam.ac.uk.

For information about CUSU’s Women’s Campaign check out their website: http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk/