The Cambridge SU LGBT+ committee are elected for year-long terms, with half the roles being elected in late November (end of Michaelmas term), and the other half in late February (end of Lent term). The current committee is listed below.
Presidents – Elia (Undergrad President) and Liam (Postgrad President)
Hey lovely people! I’m Elia (they/them), a third-year Natural Scientist, and I’m the UG President of the SU LGBT+ Campaign. Along with Liam, our wonderful PG President, I’ll represent your views to the SU Council and the Exec, and help deal with any political (and admin) issues that arise.
My goals this year include helping to increase engagement, keeping in regular contact with college LGBT+ officers, and working with the other SU campaigns to ensure the welfare and safety of our community.
If you have any questions or anything you’d like to talk about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!!!
Image description: Elia, a Black non-binary person, is stood outside the door of a library. They have short, dark brown hair. They are wearing glasses, and #a purple and white shirt layered over a black top. They are smiling at the camera.
Hi, I’m Liam (He/Him), and I’m the PG President of the LGBT+ Campaign. I’m an MPhil student at Trinity Hall studying BioMed. My role on the committee involves working alongside Elia, our UG President, to help with both the political and admin sides of the campaign. Alongside the LGBT+ committee, we sit on the Cambridge SU exec and attend Cambridge SU council to represent our constituents. Please do feel free to get in touch with any questions or queries, you can either email me, or contact us via the Facebook page.
Image description: Liam is standing indoors smiling at the camera. He has dark hair and eyes and is wearing a black T-shirt.
Chair – Roma
Hi! I’m Roma, and I’m the Chair of the LGBT+ Campaign. It’s my job to ensure the campaign functions smoothly by chairing meetings, setting agendas, running elections, and keeping the campaign in communication with the central SU, other campaigns and organisations within Cambridge and beyond. If anyone has questions about the workings of the campaign please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
Image description: Roma, a white person, is smiling at the camera. They have a shaved head and are wearing a light blue patterned shirt. The photo is from the chest up, and they are in front of a plain light coloured background.
[Bio coming soon]
Campaigns Officers – Sophie
Hi! I’m Sophie (she/they), your campaigns officer for 2021-2022. I am currently going into my second year of study at Magdalene. Through running the LGBT+ Campaign’s sub-campaigns such as Care+, I hope to improve student welfare and tackle LGBT+phobia within the university. I especially want to focus on tackling transphobia and improving the lived experiences of trans, non-binary and LGBT+ students at Cambridge. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss anything within the remit of my role.
Image description: The photo is taken through a hole in a rock to show Sophie, a white person with long brown hair smiling at the camera. She is wearing a yellow t-shirt and blue necklace and there are hills and blue sky visible in the background.
Welfare Officers – Olivia
Hi, I’m Oli (she/they), I am a second year History and Politics student at Newnham and one of the campaign’s welfare officers. I want to help make sure all of Cambridge’s LGBT+ students have a wonderful time here and I am always up for a chat about anything whatsoever, so don’t hesitate to get in touch! My other interests include LGBT+ history, elections, comic books, punk music, watercolour painting and finding fun, new ways to procrastinate!
Image description: Olivia, a white person, is sitting in front of a floral background. She is wearing a purple, green and white sweater vest, layered over a white shirt, with matching earrings! They have blonde hair and is smiling at the camera.
[Bio coming soon]
Finance Officer – Zac
Hi, I’m Zac (he/him) and I’m an Undergrad Classicist at Girton College. I’m the Campaign’s Finance Officer so I oversee our budget and spending.
I’m really passionate about making sure that, as an SU Campaign, we put our money into projects that help foster a welcoming and supporting LGBTQ+ Community here in Cambridge.
When I’m not looking at spreadsheets & finance requests, or even a spot of Greek Lyric Poetry, I love watching films (with popcorn) and doing a bit of acting myself. You might also find me writing for The Cambridge Tab every now and again.
Image description: Zac is reclining on a patch of grass wearing a green college sweater and a pair of shorts. He looks slightly bemused, possibly because sunlight is shining in his face.
Asexual and Aromanticism Reps – Daniel and Alexis/Lichen
Ahoy there! I’m Daniel, I go by he/they, I’m one of the two folks here to represent Ace-spec and Aro-spec people, and anyone who might be questioning their experiences on the topic. I’m a third year archaeologist at Selwyn and an avid baker and fantasy reader, and please feel free to shoot me a line if you’d like to talk about anything, relevant to my position or in general! I help to run the weekly Ace/Aro Coffee Meet, and have quite a few ideas for events in the works!
Image description: Daniel, a person with curly blonde hair, gold-glitter makeup around the eyes and on the lower lip, wearing a purple velvet coat and a patterned dress-shirt, smiles at the camera while indoors. Behind them is a piece of furniture draped with a pride flag and an open wardrobe.
Hi, I’m one half of the Ace/Aro rep for this year, my pronouns are either they/them or xae/xem depending on how Openly Queer I’m feeling.
Image description: Selfie of Lichen in a bedroom with some eccentric eyeliner, blue lipstick and red and black streaks down their cheeks. They are wearing glasses. and have a black Anti-Flag T-shirt on.
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Reps – Raman and Ajay
Hi I’m Raman (she/her) and I’m the BME rep for the LGBTQ+ campaign !! I’m a histpol studying at Churchill and my role here is basically to help support BME LGBTQ students in Cambridge :)) always happy to hear from people so feel v free to drop me a message whenever xo
[Bio coming soon]
Disabilities Rep – Alfie
Hi all, I’m Alfie (they/them), I’m an autistic 4th year MMLer (French and Portuguese) and when I’m not producing chaotic drag creations, obsessing over the nichest of linguistic hot takes or, though infrequent, actually doing my degree, I’m representing disabled LGBT+ students in Cambridge. This involves making sure their views are heard and considered in SU LGBT+ policy, e.g. making sure all our events are accessible as possible, supporting other officers to adhere to the Accessibility Pledge, providing intersectional welfare, running socials and solidarity events as well as liaising with the Disabled Students’ Campaign to make sure I’m doing my job as effectively as possible. Hit me up if you have any questions/concerns/fun language facts.
Image description: Alfie, a white Demiboy, getting hyped for Rainbow Ball 2018. They are wearing a hot pink suit jacket, trousers and tie with a black shirt, a masquerade ball mask, and faded pink hair. They are posing in front of the sign for Avery Court, Trinity Hall, with an archway and shrubbery in the background.
Magazine Editors – Hanna
Hi everyone! I’m Hanna (she/they) and I’m one of the Zine Editors on the SU LGBT+ Campaign. Working with the wonderful Ruth, my aims are to make Get Real an intersectional and radical creative space, allowing queer people at Cambridge to speak on, and create art about, the issues and topics that matter to them.
If you have any ideas for submissions, anything you’d like to submit or any issues with the Zine please get in contact!
Image description: Hanna is smiling broadly at the camera, wearing a purple bandana on their head. She is wearing a black turtleneck and a denim jacket with colourful pins. The photo is taken in sunset lighting, with a pinboard and bisexual pride flag in the background.
Bi and Pan Rep
[Bio coming soon]
Trans and Non-Binary Reps – Charli
Hey angels, my name is Charli and I’m a second year English student at King’s. I’m a binary trans* woman and newly the “token straight” of any friendship group. I’m here to help any trans*/nonbinary/questioning students with any concerns they may have, as well as organising trans* specific workshops and events. Currently I run a bi-monthly trans and nonbinary coffee on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, in collaboration with Encompass Cambridge (a local charity for LGBTQ+ people).
Image description: Charli, a white woman with blonde hair and an incredibly cool nose piercing, is standing and looking into the camera.
Grad and Mature Students Rep – Debbie Aitken
Hi, I’m Debbie (she/her) and I am a final year PhD student and the LGBT+ Grad & Mature Students’ Rep for this year. Like many part-time PhD students, I currently work full-time outside of Cambridge (I am a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Edinburgh University) however I come to Cambridge every 4-6 weeks to see my supervisor. In my free time, I like to run (slowly!) with Edinburgh Frontrunners (LGBT+ running club), read fiction, drink coffee, eat cake and do yoga. I’m also the Cambridge SU Mature Students’ Officer and I also run the Cambridge University Medical Anthropology Society.
My main role as Grad Rep is to represent and support LGBT+ students who are graduates or who are (or self-identify as) mature students. I also organise social events for LGBT+ grad and mature students, but if you want to suggest events, or want help publicising your own events, you can email me, or message me on Facebook. Feel free to join our Facebook group for updates on LGBT+ Grad and Mature Student Socials.
Image description: Debbie, a white woman with dark hair (slightly highlighted!), wearing a very thick khaki-coloured winter coat with a fleecy hood because it’s always cold where she lives in Scotland.
Class Act Rep
[Bio coming soon]
The LGBT+ Campaign is a great organisation to get involved in: there is a lot going on from socials to campaign work. You’re welcome to help out organising socials or suggesting and helping with campaigns without holding a position. But if you’re keen to be involved in the LGBT+ Campaign you might want to stand for a committee position. This allows you to be involved in running and shaping the Campaign as well as looking great on your CV.
The committee meets once a week during term time, generally on Saturday afternoons, and the range of positions available means you have lots of choice as to how to get involved. Depending on the time of year you will either stand for election in an open meeting or can be co-opted to vacant positions by either the committee or an open meeting. Feel free to contact the Chair for more information.