Gender Equality Officer

Morag Deans I’m Morag, a third year Theoretical Physics student, and I want you to re-elect me as your Gender Equality Officer. Most of you will know me as the present serving Gender Equality Officer or through discourse on both FemSoc and IEFS Facebook pages. This year has seen great progress towards gender equality on […]

Morag Deans

IMG_20141010_123830I’m Morag, a third year Theoretical Physics student, and I want you to re-elect me as your Gender Equality Officer. Most of you will know me as the present serving Gender Equality Officer or through discourse on both FemSoc and IEFS Facebook pages.

This year has seen great progress towards gender equality on campus. In my role I have been able to review the current staff Equality and Diversity training, draw attention to the University of Glasgow’s above national level of gender wage inequality, and assist in International Women’s Week organisation.

Being on the council has been great but it is only now that I have the momentum required to develop my goals further. This year’s aims are;

  1. i) Add trigger warnings and mental health issues to the E&D training completed by staff and students.
  2. ii) Review the Freshers’ helpers training and add it to the application process. This is to increase awareness of potentially vulnerable students during Freshers’ Week.
  3. iii) Pressure the Senate and HR to help enforce the E&D training. It is vital that staff- from tutors to management- is aware of student issues.

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

Kerrie Morton

IMG_20150223_141340I’m currently a third year politics and economics on a year abroad in Canada. While I have loved my year abroad I cannot wait to get back to Glasgow and get back into campus life! In my second year at university I was president of the Politics Society and arranged many high profile events, some which focused on gender equality promotion and I would love to do the same again in my fourth year.

What I want to accomplish as Gender Equality Officer are:

  • The continued introduction of gender neutral spaces on campus
  • I would love to work more closely with the feminist societies on campus as well as those from GUSA, QMU and GUU as well as the other Equality Officers
  • Promote gender equality in all societies and sports teams to promote gender equality and intersectionality throughout university
  • Have a clearer message given to those living in residence in first year about consent and safe sex. This is something I felt lacked in my first year but something that is so, so important

Thanks for reading and if you would like to ask any more questions then please feel free to email me at kerriejmorton@gmail.com

Thais Ramdani

Thais RamdaniHello, my name is Thais Ramdani and I’m a second year Psychology student running for Gender Equality officer.

I want to fight for gender equality as it is something that I am passionate about, and seeing discrimination makes me want to take a stand. We live in a society that believes doing something “like a girl” means not doing it right, and there is something fundamentally wrong with that.

I have had experience with the SRC during Freshers’ Week and with the PR team, and if elected, I will:

  • Make myself available to any student wishing to talk about issues they might face and direct them towards help.
  • Work closely with other officers, such as the sexual orientation officer to tackle transgender issues.
  • Help the unions create an environment free of sexual discrimination and harassment.
  • Ensure that members of staff are not discriminating students based on their gender, whatever it may be.
  • Engage with male students, who may also suffer from negative feminine stereotypes.
  • Tackle the “like a girl” stereotype, because gender should not define someone’s abilities.

Gender is non-binary; it’s a spectrum. And it should be seen as such. Thank you for reading.