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SU Support for ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign
News

SU Support for ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign

The ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign - first launched by Lincolnshire County Council and now officially supported by the Metropolitan Police - has been rolled out in the Student Union. The main goal of ‘Ask for Angela’, according to the Sexual Violence & Abuse Strategy Coordinator for Lincolnshire County Council, is to “promote a culture change in relation to sexual violence and abuse … and to empower victims to make a decision on whether to report incidents. Sexual abuse and violence is a national issue and all councils have a responsibility to tackle abuse.” The campaign offers discreet help to anyone who is made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, whether that be by a stranger, a tinder date, or anything in between. Venues which support the campaign provide posters which are displayed in to...
Too Little Too Late?
Opinion

Too Little Too Late?

The Students' Union's campaign, Let’s Talk About Sex, replaced the much loved Sexual Health Advice and Guidance (SHAG) Week that we have seen run previously. Vice President Welfare and Diversity, Willow Wong’s, new initiative was meant to make our sexual awareness weeks more inclusive of all orientations on our campus. Whilst the week was certainly more applicable to a wider range of sexual preferences, it failed to adequately deal with the elephant in the room – our closed sexual health clinic. In the summer of last year, our sexual health clinic closed due to a restructuring and privatisation of the branch of the NHS that served our campus. Subsequently, students requiring STI and HIV testing or post assault support now must travel miles off campus for such services. The college have ...
#WeAreInternational Campaign Across Campus
News

#WeAreInternational Campaign Across Campus

On Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March, Royal Holloway was celebrating the international diversity of the university, encouraging students on campus to share their favourite worldwide locations. Almost 100 students and staff across Royal Holloway shared their favourite locations on a map located in the Boiler house. Amongst the favourites were Martinique, Pakistan, Amsterdam, Arizona, Ukraine, Malawi, Australia and New Zealand. People put a sticky note on the map stating why their chosen location was their favourite, with reasons ranging from the good food in Hong Kong, the undiscovered nature of Vietnam, and the proximity to family in Barbados. The campaign spread across social media with the hashtag #weareinternational and you can still get involved sharing your images ...
Opinion

F*minism

The English language has many a foul word. Most are four letters. Many we now accept in day-to-day conversation without so much as a flinch. But utter ‘feminism’ in a conversation and it is likely one of two things will happen: a) conversation will continue albeit with some odd looks in your direction, or b) there will be silence. Utter silence. Please exit, stage right. So what is it about the word ‘feminism’? Even people who support gender equality often shy away from the F word. Automatically, the first thing that leaps to my mind when someone says ‘feminism’ is an incredibly butch lesbian with a buzz cut angrily shouting at police. In the 80s. This isn’t to say that I dislike or judge lesbians, angry people, people with short hair, or even people who were alive in the 80s! But if I,...