NUS liberation networks are here to support and signpost Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students campaigners across the 4 Nations. Liberation is important to NUS because our identities affect our participation, achievement and progression in education.
We use the term ‘liberation’ because we believe that working on these issues is about liberation – freedom from the oppression people face because of their identities.
Very rarely do our identities fall neatly under one label – humans are by their nature multi-faceted with several interwoven identities. Intersectionality recognises this particularly in the context of the oppressions faced by different groups. The oppression experienced by a particular group is compounded when you belong to more than one of them. We take an intersectional approach to our work to ensure that the many parts of our identities are included when talking about a part of our identity so as to not focus on single issues causes.
NUS’ liberation committee has 5 elected members, each representing a strand of our liberation networks. You can learn more about your 2020/2021 Liberation Campaign Committee members and their respective networks here. These officers are supported by a small: Virginie and Simmone. You can get in touch about our liberation networks here.
*Black is an inclusive term NUS uses to denote people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage.