Welfare & Equal Opportunities Officers

The Welfare & Equal Opportunities Officers each look after particular groups within the student body or particular areas of the SRC’s work such as charities or the environment. They are supported by the Vice-President Student Support.

The Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers each look after a particular minority group of students within the student body, or, in the case of Charities Officer, helps to further the SRC’s work in this field. Welfare and Equal Opportunity Officers are expected to regularly update the Vice-President Student Support on their activities. The following positions are in the Welfare and Equal Opportunities constituency:

Current Welfare and equal opportunities officers

Murdo Maclean
Age Equality Officer
ae-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Addressing the concerns of students at the University affected by issues of age equality.
  • Promoting age equality on campus and off.
  • Working closely with the Mature Students’ Association to bring forward concerns to council
  • Running events and campaigns to promote equality for all students in conjunction with the other student bodies
Pritasha Kariappa
Charities, Clubs and Societies Officer
ccs-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Organising regular fundraising drives for charities relevant to the student body as chosen by council;
  • Maintaining a relationship with the relevant affiliated clubs and societies who are charity-based;
  • Working with VP Student Activities to manage affiliations of clubs and societies;
  • To help make policy decisions relating the administration of SRC affiliated clubs and societies;
  • Co-ordinating SRC Clubs and Societies Awards with the VP Student Activities;
  • Maintaining a positive relationship between all SRC affiliated clubs and societies.
Lauren McDougall
Students with Disabilities Officer
disability-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Addressing the concerns of all disabled students at the University;
  • Promoting awareness of the needs of disabled students;
  • Attend the Disability Equality Group to bring forward any student concerns
Chris Holdsworth
Environmental Officer
environmental-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Address the environmental concerns of students of the University;
  • Promoting awareness of environmental issues to students and staff of the University
Thais Ramdani
Gender Equality Officer
gender-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Addressing the gender based concerns of all students at the University;
  • Organising health and welfare awareness events.
  • Taking part in the organisation of International Women’s Week in the university
  • Liaising with Equality and Diversity Unit to assist with the Athena SWAN action plan
  • Sit on the Gender Equality Steering Group
Thanh Ha
International Students Officer
int-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and address concerns of international students at the University at Council and relevant University meetings;
  • Organising events for, and relating to, international students;
  • Maintaining strong links with GU International Society and regularly communicating with them;
  • Actively taking an interest in developments relating to International Student status in the UK.
Elliot Porter
Mental Health Equality Officer
mhe-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Lobbying the University to address the needs of students with mental health difficulties;
  • Promoting awareness of mental health issues and student wellbeing;
  • Working with the Students’ with Disabilities Officer and other SRC Officers to do the above;
  • Sitting on the Student Mental Health Agreements Group.
Anita Awotunde
Race Equality Officer
race-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Addressing the concerns of students at the University affected by issues of race or ethnicity;
  • Promoting racial equality on campus and off;
  • Organise and run campaigns to promote racial equality on campus.
Dylan Beck
Sexual Orientation Equality Officer
soe-officer@src.gla.ac.uk
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Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting all sexual orientations as being equal in dignity and respect;
  • Raising awareness about queer culture and lifestyle in Glasgow;
  • Promotion of safe sex for all genders and orientations;
  • Publicising LGBTQ-related concerns and points-of-interests to the students of our University;
  • Taking an active stand against homo-, bi- and transphobia in our Glaswegian community;
  • Promoting an alliance throughout our student body for solidarity and equality;
  • Maintaining strong links with GU LGBT society and regularly communicating with them.