The Mental Health Equality Officer position is currently held by Tanya Agarwal.
There are nine Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers elected to Council. It is the responsibility of Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers to represent the concerns of all students that sometimes fall out with academic representation.
Each Officer handles a particular portfolio, and all matriculated students of the University are eligible to vote and stand for these positions. The eight Welfare and Equal Opportunities positions are listed below, with a brief description of their portfolio:
Age Equality Officer
Promote and facilitate campaigns and events which are in line with the “See Me” pledge objectives of reducing stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health. Raise awareness of the support which is available on and off campus to students. The Mental Health Equality Officer must liaise regularly with the VP Student Support and where appropriate, the Disability Equality Officer.
In addition to these responsibilities, Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers are expected to attend all meetings of Council. Opportunities will also arise for election to various University committees and positions.
SRC Committees and Working Groups
The SRC may establish sub committees or working parties to consider certain areas of its work and sometimes consider policy motions. College Convenors may participate in the work of such committees and groups (and can suggest the establishment of new groups or committees).
Council votes in autumn to elect members to sit on a variety of University committees, including Library Committee, Museums and Galleries Committee, Senate, Senate Disciplinary and Student Support Development Committee. Please contact the PA to the Permanent Secretary for a full list of committees.