Welfare and Liberation Officer

Read my latest Assembly report here


What I'll focus on this year as Welfare and Liberation Officer...

I will make student housing fairer by improving the protection and advocacy available to student tenants.

Why? Because all students - regardless of their background - deserve equal access to quality private housing


I will champion student-led support and student-centred support services to improve student wellbeing.

Why? Because Durham has the potential to offer outstanding support, and it should.


I will establish a Women’s Association at the SU so we can champion equality and women’s issues across Durham University.

Why? Because women’s voices on issues that affect them need to be amplified.


A bit about me

I’m Rosa, I’ve just finished a BA Geography degree, and I’m so excited to be your new (and first!) Welfare and Liberation Officer! I became really involved with student wellbeing during my degree - with Nightline, college welfare and a national project on student mental health – and my desire to continue influencing student wellbeing at Durham, on a different scale, motivated me to run for this position.

Want to get involved or share an idea or problem?

If you want to chat to me about anything wellbeing-related or want to share an idea or problem, please drop me an email on su.welflib@durham.ac.uk  and, if you like, we can arrange to meet/a phonecall! You can also keep up-to-date on the work I’m doing by adding me on Facebook (Rosa Tallack SU) and following me on Twitter (@DurhamSUWelfLib).

If you’re finding things tough, do chat to someone about it, whether that’s a friend, someone from college welfare, Nightline, student support staff in college, the SU’s Advice Centre… there are so many people around to support you. su.welflib@durham.ac.uk