LGBTQ+ Officer


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1. Cooperate with other officers on campus to improve student experience and representation 

2. Raise LGBT awareness and what it means to be a LGBT member 

3. Run an awareness campaign to improve education around sexuality

4. Run a series of webinars on mental health and wellbeing, called the Wellbeing Series

5. Work with the Trans' Students' Officer to create more spaces for Trans and non-binary students

A message from Alessandro...

Hello there, and welcome to birkbeck! You may be wondering who I am and what this is all about. Well, I am Alessandro, the LGBTQ+ Officer at and I am here to greet you all and welcome you to Birkbeck. Or welcome you back if you are a returning student like me. I am sure you are all excited about this new chapter and you can’t wait to dive in. I am confident that your experience at birkbeck will be one of the best if not the best in your life. I am about to begin my final year and my experience was simply great. Birkbeck is really unique.

For the friendliness, the positive vibe, the diversity, the energy of the people on campus; both students and staff. Speaking of me, I am an undergraduate student and I study languages and literature. I was elected in March and it is my first time as an officer. However I am happy to say that I have been actively engaged with the community as I have worked and volunteered with different organisations. This is what encouraged me to run for the role. It showed me more than anything how engagement can make a difference and how an idea can turn into a real achievement. Though it also taught me that this is only possible when we step forward as a community and not as individuals.

A big part of my manifesto is about inclusivity and a genuine desire from my side to represent you as student and not as LGBT or whatever letter you think better suits you. Some of my projects will be run together with other officers, who also seek an opportunity for connection and cooperation. A big part of my work will be on wellbeing, both mental and physical; which have never been as relevant as they are in 2020. However, both me and the rest of the team cherish the values of equality and diversity. Two apparently different words which in reality are complementary and in our plan there’s a common desire to communicate the importance of those values throughout training and activities. There is a lot to say about my manifesto and my objectives. I made a little presentation for you which hopefully will give you a clear overview of it. On the SU website you’ll find my email; feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about anything at all. I wish you the best of luck and I hope to see you all soon.

Hugs, Alessandro