WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

AIMS FOR THIS YEAR

 
1
Improve the Safety Bus
Looking at how we can make the safety bus be more regular and cover more areas, as well as looking with at issues with the safety bus specifically concerning women.
2
Tackling Sexual Harassment
We will be looking at sexual harassment as part of everyday life and on nights out, as well as see how we can get people who have experienced sexual harassment to be taken seriously.
3
Combatting Safety Issues for Women on Campus
Looking at how security can support women better on campus in regards to safety and how we can make nights out on campus a safer place for women.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you’re interested in getting involved with any of our project, speak to one of the Network Committee or email womensofficer@essex.ac.uk
MOLLY PURCELL
Women’s Officer
TO BE ELECTED
Deputy Chair
EMILY CHALK
Events and Marketing
TO BE ELECTED
Secretary

OFFICER UPDATES

 

october

  • After some problems, we finally got a Women’s Officer role implemented in the Politics Society. The first round of elections was voted a null vote, as they didn’t fill the quota of votes… however, after a second election, it was successful. Congratulations to the new Women’s Officer of the Politics Society, Daisy, who I will look forward to collaborating with!
  • I received feedback from the Network, which stated that they enjoyed our Women’s Mixer in Welcome Week and that they’d like to see a similar event put on soon, such as a poetry evening. Therefore, with the assistance of our events and marketing officer, Emily, we have started to plan this event for the end of November in collaboration with Feminist Society. Keep posted to hear more details.
  • Emily and I have also started planning for Period Pride, next February, and International Women’s Week, which is next March. Even though these are in the second term, we have a lot of events, campaigns and collaborations we want to organise – so we have started early. We aim to have an event on each day for both weeks, including guest speakers, fun socials/nights out and panel debates. At the moment, we are getting in touch with relevant people and doing admin planning before we get to the fun bit of planning event details.
  • I have also contacted James, who is the Venues manager, regarding combatting sexual harassment on the Colchester campus. It seems to be a rising problem here, so I have been in the process of setting up a meeting with him, any of his relevant staff and my Network committee to consider some campaigns and changes to help reduce this issue and help make the SU, staff, and students more aware of campaigns currently in action, such as Ask for Angela and ones that could potentially be implemented.
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