Sky Yarlett and Finn McGoldrick, NUS LGBT officers
Starting out at a new college or university can be daunting, but thankfully most institutions have a society for LGBT students. Getting involved in your LGBT society is hugely exciting as it is a source of support and a fantastic way to make friends with other LGBT people. You can get involved by attending social events, campaigning on issues which affect your community and meet LGBT students from across the country through NUS LGBT. This is a great chance to be yourself, feel comfortable and develop a network of LGBT people whom you can laugh, party and campaign with!
The National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT Campaign is an organisation dedicated to supporting students in fighting for equality and LGBT liberation. From our conference where we debate and pass policy, to LGBT leadership events and our awards ceremony where we celebrate the work you do throughout the year, NUS LGBT is here to support and champion LGBT students. The national officers who were elected at this year’s (2012) conference are Sky Yarlett (Open Place), and Finn McGoldrick (Women’s Place).
We have come a long way as a community but we have much further to go – this year the NUS LGBT Campaign is committed to tackling homophobic bullying in schools, securing equal marriage and increasing LGBT participation in sport. Alongside our priority campaigns we also support and encourage LGBT societies across the country – so from Aberdeen to Cornwall, NUS will support you on your campuses to create change.
We are also here to make sure that throughout your life your identity is never a barrier to achieving your goals. That is why NUS LGBT Campaign is proud to support the Starting Out careers guide, not only because the most welcome places for LGBT people to work will appear in these pages, but also because its very existence encourages other organisations to do more for their LGBT employees. This guide champions the good practice of employers across the country who strive to make their workplaces fully inclusive of LGBT people – whether you are at university or college we are here to support you throughout your time in education and as you make the first steps into your future.
Get in touch via email email@example.com and follow us on twitter @NUS_LGBT to keep up to date on this year’s events and campaigns.
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