The Faculty of Arts and Humanities Empowerment Officers will work toward changing perspectives and breaking down stereotypes, while promoting the genuine celebration of differences and encouraging multicultural awareness across cultures and in everyday settings.
Empowerment Officers will be responsible for facilitating diverse conversations through events, campaigns, presentations and open discussions to cover the various protected characteristics (equality Act 2010)
- Gender reassignment
- Sexual orientation
Duties and responsibilities:
- Enable students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to raise concerns about race or gender equality, diversity or accessibility issues at the University and within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
- Facilitating discussions and gathering feedback from students in the Faculty in order to represent the views of all students with regard to race or gender equality, diversity and accessibility, representing their views to both the Students’ Union and the University.
- Attend the Faculty Equalities and Diversity Network –1 meetings per term.
- Attend the monthly Diversity/Liberation Committee meetings and raise any issues with race or gender equality, diversity or accessibility at the University.
- Positively promote race or gender equality issues, diversity and accessibility at all meetings attended.
- Engage with representatives from the other Faculties and the academic representatives to raise awareness of race or gender equality issues, diversity and accessibility and to encourage students to raise issues they encounter.
- Enable any student who raises issues or concerns to access the appropriate support by being knowledgeable of the support available.
- Work with the staff and the Students’ Union to improve upon any issues that are raised.
- Create and present work and contribute to an Equality and Diversity/Empowerment themed conference day at the Faculty Student Showcase and Conference in March.
- Create and deliver on events and campaigns that enable to change student perspectives and break down stereotypes, while promoting celebration of differences within the faculty and university.
Benefits of being an empowerment officer:
- Paid Opportunity
- Be an active voice for various student communities
- Tackle and create tangible change on campus with the help of the university
- Become a point of reference and help for your fellow peers
- Liaise effectively between students and staff to create a better environment in university
- Publicise the work you have done through events and ceremonies
- Work and understand a wide range of students from various backgrounds, ethnicities and principles.
- Staff can provide references
Schedule for Applications
Eligibility: You must be a current student studying in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University
Student from the following groups are encouraged to apply for the role
- Black and minority ethnic groups (BAME)
- Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBTQ+)
- Mature students
- Students with learning difficulty or disability
- Students with a Religion
- First generation
Applications are now CLOSED for the 2018/19 academic year.