Leaving Statement from Chris Smith (LGBT+ Officer 2017/18)

The next couple of weeks officially mark the end of my term as LGBT+ Officer!

I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this year so amazing for the Network, whether committee or non-committee, by volunteering their time to help benefit our community. Together, we’ve put together several successful campaigns, raised a ton of money for charity and hosted and co-hosted over 30 different events!

Special shout-outs go to Alex and Jonny at UoN LGBT+ Voices who headed up their own campaigns and events alongside the Network with tremendous success, as well as Sophie, Andy, Luke, Jase and Liv for doing such amazing work on committee – I’m so proud of you all!

Being a Part-Time Officer is definitely like having a part-time job – there have been highs and lows, but with help from the other SU Officers and the brilliant support from the Student Union staff (especially those in Representation Development) it’s been such a pleasure heading the Network this year. I know that James will do a great job taking up the role  (hopefully he’ll be able to get through my 20,000 word handover document by September – bit of summer reading never went amiss 😉) and I wish him the best of luck in the upcoming months!

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow the new SU LGBT+ Officer account below to keep up with James next term.

It’s been so great to meet you all, and I wish everyone in the Network a happy Pride month and a fantastic year,

  • Chris Smith (LGBT+ Officer 2017/18)