Goldsmiths Students’ Union is a campaigning organisation which represents a diverse membership. The Union recognises that inequality, oppression and discrimination exists in this society and we are committed to creating greater equity of treatment and opportunities for students and community members. We call this work ‘liberation’, and we try and make sure that this liberation is at the heart of everything we do.
We support six liberation groups: BME (black and minority ethnic), disabled students, international students, LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer+), trans and non-binary people, and women. We help to bring together students from these liberation backgrounds to meet new people, build networks, and work on issues, campaigns and plans.
You elect six Part-Time Liberation Officers relating to these networks each year in October, who help support and represent the experiences and interests of each liberation group both within the Union and to the college.
We also have six liberation networks which anyone from these liberation groups can get involved in. The liberation networks work with the Part-Time Officers, societies, communities and sports clubs to put on liberation events throughout the year. To get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Liberation Room is located downstairs in the Student’s Union, and is a dedicated space, where students from liberation groups can socialise, meet like-minded people, organise campaigns and build solidarity. Students can access creative tools, staff mentorship and guidance and special events in the space.
Students also run and co-create liberation campaigns, projects and events throughout the year with the Union. Our lLiberation events programme includes major month-long festivals such as Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month and Women’s History Month, as well as focused commemoration dates like Trans Day of Rememberance and Holocaust Memorial Day.
Liberation events and networks are not the only active liberation and campaigning groups on campus. If you are interested in learning more about activist groups such as Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action (GARA) and Justice for Workers, contact our Campaigns & Activities Officer, Niquella, at email@example.com or our Welfare & Liberation Officer, Hafsa, via firstname.lastname@example.org.