Welcome to the University of Essex LGBT+ Society, Southend! We exist solely to represent UoE students who identify as LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and any other thereof!).
We aim to:
* Give new and returning LGBT+ students an open and friendly place to meet fellow students and make friends.
* Give students an opportunity to be active in LGBT+ events and campaigns.
* Provide LGBT+ students with information and support with academic and personal pressures.
* Ensure the interests of LGBT+ students are protected and are represented in every aspect of University life.
We know it can be intimidating getting involved in a new society at university, for the first time, especially an LGBT+ Society, so we operate a very strict "no outing" policy meaning we will never disclose your sexuality or gender identity to anyone :)
If you are nervous or unsure about attending a society meeting or event, give us a message through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and a member of the Society Committee will be happy to discuss any concerns you have!
When you successfully pay for membership, you will be able to see what events we have planned for the year under the "What's On?" tab on our page.
We hope to see you soon!
This is your opportunity to vote for your executive members for the 2018/19 academic year, even if you’re not planning to run for a position yourself please ensure that you vote as who runs your society next year will play a large part in how successful it is.
FOR YOUR ELECTION TO COUNT YOU MUST ACHIEVE A QUORACY OF 25% OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP VOTING OR 30 MEMBERS (whichever number is smaller).
If you wish to nominate yourself for a position please ensure that you upload a manifesto, you also have the option to upload a photo. PLEASE ENSURE YOU DO THIS WITH PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE NOMINATIONS CLOSE if you have any problems email firstname.lastname@example.org
You do not need to submit a paper manifesto.
All members of the society that are current students are eligible to put themselves forward for all committee positions and have the right to vote.
4 posts are up for election.
Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 (in 2 days and 19 hours)
The polls open at 14:00 on Monday 5 March 2018 (in 9 days)