Despite our great History Month campaigns, our liberation work isn’t reserved to a few months a year – in fact we work year-round to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community for our students. We have a team of Liberation Coordinators (or LibCos), who are appointed to provide a stronger voice and a place in LUU’s structures for students from marginalised groups (BAME, Disabled, LGBTQ*, Women and Working Class), seeking their just treatment in the Union, University and wider society. It’s the LibCos’ job to take the lead on liberation issues within the Union, and you’ll see the evidence of their hard work in campaigns and events taking place throughout the year, from diversification of the curriculum to the tampon tax.
We also have a team of permanent staff working in our Political Engagement Team who work on all things democracy, supporting students to take action and create change on the things they care about through campaigning, elections and policy. Whether it’s facilitating LUU’s Better Forums and helping students create new Union policies, providing support for LUU elections on all scales, or helping students to campaign during History Months and beyond, LUU members can always rely on the Political Engagement Team’s support to democratically change things for the better. To find out more about how you can make an impact with LUU’s help, visit our Student Voice page.