Associations


The ISA integrates students of all nationalities by organising/sharing events for YOU! ♥

Executive Committees for 2016 - 2017:

President: Adeline Chow

Vice President: Muzi Xu

Treasurer: Emily Wong

Secretary: Menggelisha

Social Secretaries: Nicole Lam and Magdolna Molnar

PR Officer: Nathaniel Chan

College Coordinator: Bindhu Unni

QC Rep: Teddy Davie


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The LGBT+ Association aims to provide regular social events, representation, campaigns and welfare services for students who self-define as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and all other students who self-define under the LGBT+ umbrella.

This includes, but is not limited to; homosexual, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, genderfluid, genderflux, agender, asexual, pansexual, polysexual, intersex, non-binary, aromantic, biromantic, panromantic, homoromantic, polyamorous persons, those who are uncertain of or questioning their gender identity, romantic orientation, or sexual orientation, and any other individual with a gender identity, romantic orientation, or sexual orientation which is not simultaneously heterosexual, heteroromantic and cisgender.

a) Offer welfare support to students who self-define under the LGBT+ umbrella.

b) Provide opportunities for the same students to meet each other and socialise in a safe and non-judgmental environment;

c) Provide information on sexuality-, romantic-, and gender identity-related issues to any students or other individuals who seek it;

d) Represent the views of service-users of the Association to all relevant bodies, including Durham SU;

e) Advise Durham SU on matters relating, or potentially relating, to sexuality, gender identity or service-users of the Association;

f) Liaise with other organisations in the local area and beyond with a social, welfare or campaigning function on behalf of LGBT+ people;

g) Raise mutual awareness and understanding between LGBT+ students and other members of the University;

h) To promote the equal treatment of and rights for LGBT+ people in society more generally;

i) Organise LGBT+ awareness events, through the form of an annual awareness week and/or LGBT+ history month; and

j) To fulfil all the requirements made in the Durham SU Standing Orders of the LGBT+ Association.
 
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Association of Durham University mature students. To provide a community space and support for mature students.

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The Students with Disabilities Association (SwDA) exists to provide representation and support for members of Durham University who identify as having a disability. SwDA is a completely student-led group framed within Durham Student Union, with the assistance of the Community Officer.

The aims of the Association are to represent and support students who identify as having a disability throughout the greater student community, regardless of whether they have disclosed that disability.

This representation is essential at all levels of the University to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment for all. As such, SwDA strides to develop relationships with key staff members in addition to engaging the student body.

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Durham People of Colour Association aims to provide representation and support for students of Durham University who identify as a person of colour.

Durham POCA serves as a safe, welcoming space for people of colour to access confidential welfare services, meetings and talks, social events, campaigns, and education on race-related issues, as well as facilitate greater racial dialogue and awareness on campus.

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