Director of Wellbeing & Equality

Emma Craig champions student health, diversity, and inclusion.

Emma Craig champions student health, diversity, and inclusion.

About my role

I represent students on mental and physical wellbeing, equality, diversity, inclusion, and everything in between. I work a lot on the University and Union’s approach to dealing with issues like mental health, harassment and discrimination, sexual violence, physical health, and safety. I support many of the Students’ Association’s volunteer officers and subcommittees focusing on equality and wellbeing.

You can find out more about my role below, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!

Equality

The Director of Wellbeing works closely with our volunteer officers to advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion, working on initiatives like the Zero Tolerance Policy and BAME Action Plan. They chair the Association Equal Opportunities Committee, and line manage a number of subcommittees and officers focusing on equality and representation for different communities of students:

The Director of Wellbeing and Equality also works closely with the University on equality issues, representing students on University committees like Equally Safe;  Central EDI Committee;  Race, Ethnicity, Religion, and Belief Group; Race Equality Charter self-assessment team; and the Interfaith Steering Group. They also work closely with the University on initiatives like Report and Support, the Emily Test Charter, and the Race Equality Charter.

Wellbeing

The Director of Wellbeing and Equality works closely with the University on student welfare, health and wellbeing. They are the Students' Association's liason with Student Services and Nightline, and they also sit on the Community Council Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee. They also line manage some volunteer officers and subcommittees focusing on student welfare:

Mental Health

The Director of Wellbeing is the Students' Association's lead on the Student Mental Health Agreement - a collaboration between the University and the Students' Association looking at joint projects to support students' mental health and wellbeing.

The Director of Wellbeing also represents students on the University Mental Health Task Force, Mental Health Strategy, and Suicide Safer Strategy. They also chair the Schools' Wellbeing Advisory Group (SWAG).

Physical Health

The Director of Wellbeing works closely with the Student Health Hub to support access to health care, and supports projects like Saints Sport For All and Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.

Sexual Health

The Director of Wellbeing supports condom distribution across the University, free period products, and promoting sexual health resources and education alongside the Wellbeing Subcommittee.

Safety

The Director of Wellbeing works on safety, including night out safety schemes like Ask For Angela, Raisin and May Dip safety, drink spiking prevention, and promoting bystander intervention.

StAnd Together

Alongside Student Services, the Director of Wellbeing line manages the three strands of StAnd Together, a joint inititative between the Students' Association and the University that develops peer-led approaches to support and awareness on important student welfare issues.

  • Got Consent?: events, training, and workshops on consent, SGBV, and bystander intervention.
  • Got Consent?: events, workshops, and resources on alcohol and drug safety and inclusivity.
  • Got Support?: trained peer supporters meet students one-to-one for coffee, a chat, or to accompany them to events to help combat issues like social anxiety and loneliness.

Previous holders

Note that the role became a sabbatical position in 2017, when DoRep split into DoWell and DoEd. Past DoReps (Director of Representation) are included here for reference.

Year Name Resources
2021/22 Anna-Ruth Cockerham

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@AnnaRuthForDoWell

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2020/21 Emma Walsh

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2019/20 Flora Smith

 

2018/19 Nick Farrer

 

2017/18 Claire Shirey

 

2016/17 Jack Carr

 

2015/16 Joe Tantillo

 

2014/15 Ondrej Hajda

 

2013/14 Teddy Woodhouse

 

2012/13 Amanda Litherland

 

2011/12 Sam Fowles