Liberation & Community Officer roles

Speak up for culture change at Imperial

Our eight Liberation & Community Officers are the voices of underrepresented groups and causes at Imperial. Elected by the entire student body, they lead on campaigning, lobbying and policy change within the Union and the wider Imperial community to ensure that all members have a fair and equitable experience.

Liberation & Community Officer roles are volunteer positions that are taken up alongside full-time study. They are supported by the Deputy President (Welfare) and the Education & Welfare staff team. Each Liberation & Community Officer also sits on Union Council, the student-led policy-making body of Imperial College Union, as well as its subcommittee, the Community & Welfare Board.

Black & Minority Ethnic Officer

The Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer "facilitates the engagement of all BME students in Union activity and represents the views of students on BME issues". They work with student cultural groups and College's Imperial As One staff network to work towards an Imperial community that is inclusive, welcoming, and free from racism and discrimination.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Black & Minority Ethnic Officer, David Tyoember at icu-bme@imperial.ac.uk.

Disabilities Officer

The Disabilities Officer "represents the needs of all students with disabilities at Imperial, whether diagnosed or not, and works to improve the experience for these students during their time at Imperial". They work with disabled members, the Disability Advisory Service, and Able@Imperial to promote a positive culture around disability and inclusivity across the Imperial community.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Disabilities Officer, Samuel Haselgrove, on icu-disabilities@imperial.ac.uk.

Ethics & Environment Officer

The Ethics & Environment Officer "promotes green and ethical initiatives to students at Imperial and proposes ideas for policy to make Imperial as sustainable as possible". They work with student groups on campaigns including ethical investment, ending reliance on fossil fuels, and encouraging the use of sustainable transport.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Ethics & Environment Officer, Charlotte Griaud, on icu-environmental@imperial.ac.uk.

Gender Equality Officer

The Gender Equality Officer "represents students with any gender-related equality issues at Imperial and works to improve the experience for those students at Imperial". They work with student groups such as FemSoc and Women in Science, as well as the Women at Imperial programme, to tackle barriers faced by women across the Imperial community.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Gender Equality Officer, Ottilie Liu, on icu-gender-equality@imperial.ac.uk.  

Interfaith Officer

The Interfaith Officer "represents the faith needs of students at Imperial, promoting a culture of tolerance and understanding at Imperial". They work closely with faith groups and societies, as well as the College Chaplaincy.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Interfaith Officer, Salma El-Gharbly, on icu-interfaith@imperial.ac.uk

International Officer

The International Officer "represents the needs of international students at Imperial and promotes equality amongst diverse groups of students". They work closely with cultural and national societies, as well as College's International Student Support team.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current International Officer, Laura Chen, on international.students@imperial.ac.uk.  

LGBT+ Officer

The LGBT+ Officer "represents any sexuality-related needs of students at Imperial and works to stop any discrimination against the LGBT+ community at Imperial". They work with IQ, the LGBT society, and Imperial 600, College's LGBT staff network.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current LGBT+ Officer, Jehna Devraj, on icu-lgbt@imperial.ac.uk.  

Mental Health Officer

The Mental Health Officer "represents students with mental health issues and works to improve the experience and wellbeing provisions in place for student mental health at Imperial". A new role introduced in 2017, the Mental Health Officer has worked closely with student groups and campaigns such as Mentality and Sleep Imperial.

To find out more about the role, you can contact the current Mental Health Officer, Tasneem Mahmud, on icu-mentalhealth@imperial.ac.uk