Hi, my name is Darragh Briscomb, and I am running for LGBTQ+ Officer at the University of Suffolk. I am a second year Mobile and Web Development student and I love being involved in student politics.
My favourite animal is a lion, my favourite flavour is blue raspberry and I love the colour purple.
I have decided to run in the SU elections for LGBTQ+ Officer to develop a community among our LGBTQ+ students, through connecting with Local businesses, meeting more regularly and providing a wide range of opportunities that are otherwise unavailable.
This includes working with local organisations, as well as the LGBTQ+ Staff Network to provide interesting, low-cost and fun events for LGBTQ+ Students.
If you have any questions about me or my manifesto, feel free to contact me on Facebook or drop me an email.
To connect with local businesses and organisations to create more opportunities for LGBTQ+ students to foster a community at the university.
Many businesses around Suffolk are LGBTQ+ friendly, and have happily worked with the LGBTQ+ society to put on events in the past, so I would like to work with these businesses and organisations to put on fun events for LGBTQ+ students.
To increase contact between the LGBTQ+ Society and students
After Covid-19 and the struggle to hold events online, I would like to put a greater emphasis on the community of our student body to improve mental wellbeing and create more friendships on campus. One pathway for this is to increase the amount of contact between the society and the student body, without this being overwhelming for the society committee.
To increase access to gender neutral toilets on campus
At current, there are few gender neutral toilets on campus, and they are only within two buildings. As part of my manifesto, I am to ensure that the number of gender neutral toilets increases, and that there is one in every academic building on campus.
To bring the Trans Policy to fruition and to help students through the new proceedures that this policy will offer students.
The Trans Policy has been in the works for about a year now, and I aim to ensure that this policy is in place. In addition to this, I want to produce resources which explain what this policy can do and how this can help students who are transgender and non-binary at the University of Suffolk.