Welfare Officer Update

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all enjoying your Summer Holiday period and are looking forwards to coming back to university in around a month’s time, or looking forwards to starting if you’re a fresher! Just to introduce myself, I’m Andy, and I am the LGBTQ* Welfare Officer here at Lancaster. I thought now would be the best time to let you all know who I am and what I do.

Firstly, what I feel is one of my most important commitments, is my drop-in hour each week during term time. This is an hour where you can come and talk to me about anything that may be troubling you, or even if you would just like a friendly chat, in a completely confidential and judgement-free environment. In addition, I bring along advice leaflets, condoms and lube to these sessions so feel free to just drop by if need some of these. Look out for my future posts on Facebook and our website each week during term detailing where and when these will be taking place.

Another important commitment of my role is a termly Coming Out Safe Space session which I run alongside the CCO:LGBTQ*, Anna Lee. This is a safe space where you can listen to, and if you would like to, share your coming out stories. Again this is a judgement-free session. Please note, that no advice is given during these sessions; it is simply a discussion for those who want to join in or just listen
I am always contactable via email at a.payne1@lancaster.ac.uk and will try to reply to all emails within 48 hours (when possible). This includes the holiday period, so if you have any issues, questions or would like any more information just drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I look forwards to meeting you in the new year, or seeing you again if you’re a returning student!

Andy Payne
Lancaster University LGBTQ* Welfare Officer

End of term and Summer time Coffee

As the term ends we sadly have to say goodbye to many of our members and some members of the committee. Two of our committee members are graduating this summer, Allie one of our publicity officers and Kate one of our campaigns officer. We all wish them all the best and a big thank you for all the hard work they have done over their time here.

Also we welcome two new social and events officers on to the team, Tom and Nia. As well Polly has moved from social and events to publicity.

Over the summer the weekly coffee evening will become fortnightly starting next Monday, location tba

Honorary Lifetime Membership

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded Annabelle Blackburn and Kate Rowlandson with Honorary Lifetime Membership.

We all wish them all the best in the future and hope they can come back to say hi soon  :)

Week 9: Coming Out Safe Space on FRIDAY 20th at 2pm (Fylde Common Room)

Hi everyone, it’s Andy your Welfare Officer here!

This post is to let you know that myself and Anna Lee will be running a Coming Out Safe Space session on Friday 20th June (Week 9) at 2pm in Fylde Common Room. This is your opportunity to share your coming out stories or listen to other people’s stories. Please note that no advice or guidance will be provided at this session, it is simply a time for you to be able to share or listen to stories in a safe space environment. If you would like any more information about this session you can contact myself via email at a.payne1@lancaster.ac.uk or use the anonymous form on this website.

I look forwards to seeing you there! :)

Andy Payne

Lancaster University LGBTQ* Welfare Officer

By-Elections

This week is a general meeting containing the by-elections of the positions that will become vacant due to people graduating this summer. The meeting is a 3 this week.

The Facebook event can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/1509498225936915/

The positions are:

Intersectionality Officer x1
Trans* Campaigns and Welfare Officer x1
Social and Events Officer x2
Publicity and Communications Officer x1

If you would like to know more about the roles or nominate yourself please contact Anna Lee at a.c.lee@lancaster.ac.uk

Also there is a motion for the association to affiliate with Action for Trans* Health

Agenda: Week 29 Agenda

Agenda PDF: Week 29 Agenda

Motion: Action for Trans* Health

Bureaucstrav

Your less-than-illustrious General Secretary has been somewhat absent minded this term and has failed utterly to upload the Minutes of our weekly meetings. For this, I apologise. To make it up to you, next’s weeks minutes will come in the form of Hieroglyphics.

As an extra treat, I’ve uploaded everything (in PDF) as a big old bureaucracy extravaganza…a bureaucstrav if you will…

Party!

Aaron x

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