Officer Report

Trans officer

Over the last month I have spent a lot of time speaking with students within the LGBT community about issues that was raised at Ignite. I spent a time speaking with Venues on how to make Ignite a safe space for LGBT+ students and this has resolved in LGBT+ flags bunting being put up outside Ignite to make it clear it’s an LGBT+ safe space. We have also arranged for the same members of security to be door staff at all Ignites, making it easier for students to approach if it’s a familiar face if they have a problem.

Along with Taran and the Network Execs I’ve stared to plan LGBT+ history month for February. I’ve organised an external Trans speaker to come and do their talk at the uni, as well as many other events.

I started to work on one of my main manifesto points, I started looking into getting the name change policy changed to make it easier for Trans students to change their legal name on university records. I struggled to find out who owned the policy, but I did find out that its getting reviewed next term, so I am hoping when people are back from xmas break, I will be able to speak to them and influence them to make it easier to change your name.

Jestin Bartlett

If you have got any questions or comments about my report please post them below or contact me at jlbart@essex.ac.uk.

Thanks

Jestin


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