SWAN Committee appoints new student representatives
We are pleased to welcome Victoria McCone and Julie-Anne-McCluskey as student SWAN representatives
My name is Victoria McCone, I am a Level 1 Psychology student. I am a mature student, a member of the LBGTQ+ community and a parent. I aim to support Queen's in promoting gender equality for students and staff as a SWAN Representative.
As a SWAN representative, I will present student concerns of gender imbalance to the SWAN Committee. This will provide the students, of any gender, an opportunity to speak informally to a fellow student that will be their voice. My aim is to be available to talk with the students as often as I can, address their concerns and keep them updated on any items we have discussed. I will take the time needed to be an effective representative.
Having struggled with my own mental health issues, the wellbeing of others is something I would love to be a part of and helping to make sure students are supported. Especially those students that identify as transgender, making sure that their voice is heard, and they have the support needed at Queen’s.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the wellbeing of students is more important than ever. Students with caregiving responsibilities are being impacted. I would like to hear from those students about how the pandemic has impacted their lives as students. Being a parent and student with an adult dependant, I can empathize with those that are struggling because of the lockdowns. Particularly the students that feel that their gender identity is forcing them into more caregiving responsibilities that are affecting them academically.
My name is Julie-Anne, and I am a mature student in Level 3 of the undergraduate programme. The issue of gender equality is something I have a keen interest in. As a woman, and a mother of two daughters, I am all too aware of the barrier’s women face in life and especially in the workplace. Empowering women, promoting well-being, and ensuring there is equality of opportunity for all are key issues that the Athena SWAN Charter aims to address. While so much work has already been done within the School of Psychology to address these, I am pleased to be a part of the SWAN Committee and hope to play my part in continuing this work.
To get in touch with Victoria, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To learn more about SWAN, visit the SWAN Committee webpage