Find out more about the events, campaigns and activities of our liberation groups
WHAT IS LIBERATION?
Liberation means freedom of oppression and within the Students Union we aim to support our diverse students who self-define into the different liberation groups to come together and take action against the collective oppression students face.
Our Liberation Campaigns aim to empower individuals to take action through collective activism that allows students to remove the barriers, increase participation and engagement and maintain equality.
SHEFFIELD HALLAM'S LIBERATION CAMPAIGNS
Our Students Union liberation campaigns support and fights for the rights of Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students. Liberation is important to the Students Union because our identities affect our participation, achievement and progression in education. These groups are made up of, and led by, students who self-identify within the group each campaign concentrates on. They provide a space to share experiences, discuss issues, raise awareness, and campaign for change.
The following are the Liberation Reps and Committee's that we have in the Students Union:
- BME Students
- LGBT+ Students
- Disabled Students
LIBERATION BASED POLICIES
This year, Students' Union Council passed a range of liberation-based polices:
- no-platform to racism and fascism
- zero tolerance to sexual harassment
- to introduce a Trans* Students' Rep
- to change our use of 'LGBT' to 'LGBT+' to encompass the hundreds of different ways people can define their romanticism, sexuality and gender- to develop our Diversity and Equal Opportunities training programme to include mental health awareness, liberation awareness and financial support
See the full list of policies here.
If you would like more information on the liberation groups or are considering getting involved, please visit the individual group pages (below) for contact details. If you are unsure of who to contact or have a general question about liberation at Sheffield Hallam Students' Union, please contact our Campaigns team here: