Gender Equality Officer

Morag Deans I’m Morag, a third year MSc Theoretical Physics student returning from an exchange year in Singapore, and I want you to elect me as your Gender Equality Officer. You may know me through discourse on the FemSoc and IEFS Facebook pages and my committment to the Gender in Society infographic project. Studying towards […]

Morag Deans

IMG_20141010_123830 I’m Morag, a third year MSc Theoretical Physics student returning from an exchange year in Singapore, and I want you to elect me as your Gender Equality Officer. You may know me through discourse on the FemSoc and IEFS Facebook pages and my committment to the Gender in Society infographic project.

Studying towards a STEM career means I have witnessed institutional sexism first-hand; from casual micro-aggressions of being talked over to being told directly that I won’t “make it”. Too much emphasis is placed on attracting women to STEM careers and not enough on the quality of treatment they receive once on that path. Because of these experiences I have three main goals:

  1. To campaign for gender awareness training for lecturers at Glasgow University.
  2. To be approachable and help students feel safe with raising gender issues in a confidential manner, and, where appropriate, work in tandem with other SRC Officers on those which fall within multiple aspects of an individual’s identity.
  3. To make the heart of Glasgow University one which we can be proud of; open and welcoming to everyone.

For these, I urge you to elect me as your Gender Equality Officer.