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
Social Secretaries: Nicole Lam and Magdolna Molnar
PR Officer: Nathaniel Chan
College Coordinator: Bindhu Unni
QC Rep: Teddy Davie
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.
Association of Durham University mature students. To provide a community space and support for mature students.
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.
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.