Nadine Smith & Sophie Meehan
Who are we?
Nadine - I'm a second year English student from Leeds. I ran to become an officer with Sophie because when I started at university, I found the Women's Network to be a really welcoming space where I felt comfortable to talk openly about the issues I cared about. I also met Sophie for the first time at a network meeting, so it was kind of meant to be!
Sophie - I am a second year Politics and International Relations student from Kent (basically France). For me Women’s Network was one of the first student groups I encountered at York and I instantly found it an inclusive and encouraging space. After such positive experiences (and meeting wonderful friends through the network!) I decided to run to be Women’s Officer along with Nadine.
What's our network like?
Women’s Network is a welcoming and inclusive liberation group for all defining as women and non binary people. We are supportive, open minded and seek to encourage discussion surrounding issues facing students. Our community is welcoming and fosters the values of equality, diversity and respect. Women’s as a liberation group is vital for furthering gender equality at York and we believe that it should continue to strive to be an inclusive and diverse place where all voices are heard and advocated for.
What are we working on?
- Strengthen and encourage the existing community - we want to be an approachable and inclusive network
- Delivering more events and socials - film screening, Galentines nights, quiz nights, club nights, pizza evenings, Feminist Festivals
- Establish Women's Officers in every college - to extend the support for women and non-binary people
- Involve the network in wider initiatives - engage with larger scale campaigns outside the University community
- Be more active in Freshers' - more events and improve consent workshops within colleges
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