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At the Students' Union, Liberation Reps are there to ensure that every year, we're hearing the experiences of different sections of our student community and make sure that everyone is represented here at Surrey. Whether you're a non-UK student, LGBT+ student, disabled student, or person of colour, each of our new reps will represent you at our 'liberation committee' and run meetings at least once a term where you can share your views and help shape how we support you throughout the year.

For more info, check out the Liberation Rep Role Description: Liberation Committee Role Description 2019.pdf

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This February, we're holding an election for the new Black Students' Liberation Rep. 

Find out more here!

Liberation Committee 2019/20:

Gemma Paine

Students' Union President

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As this year's Union President, I have the pleasure of working with our Liberation Reps to help make sure the Union and our activities are acessible and inclusive for all. I'll be working with the team to improve the support and training for our Reps, as well as doing more year-round to celebrate diversity alongside showcase months.

Izzy Watkins (LGBT+ Rep)

Hiya. I'm Izzy, I'm a final year BMus Music student and it's my pleasure to represent you as LGBT+ Rep for 2019/20. This year I'd like to focus particularly on increasing LGBT+ participation in sports and societies, while also working with committees to ensure they are being as inclusive and welcoming to LGBT+ folks as they can be. If you have any questions or could do with some advice or support, contact me anytime on

Nikolai Little (Trans and Non-Binary Rep)

I'm a third year English with Creative Writing student. As Trans and Non-Binary representative, my main aim is to ease access to higher education for transgender students, and improve the environment for them. I will serve as a voice for trans and non-binary students and create new connections between students and the SU. Message me if you have any concerns, wish to find any information, or just want to sit down for a chat. 

Yan Zhu (Asian Students' Rep)

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Hello, my name is Yan Zhu and I’m currently a third-year International Event Management student. Through my time being the Asian Rep, I hope to improve Asian student's experience by hearing voices, giving support and organising events. Meanwhile, I'm going to work with the liberation committee to enhance the diverse life experience in Surrey.

Aleksandra Marevskaia (Non-UK Students' Rep)

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I am Aleksandra and I am a 2nd Year Computer Science student. I was born and raised in Russia and I first came to the UK during Sixth Form. This year, I would like to focus on diversity in the university as there are so many unique and exciting cultures to learn about that I aim to represent through events throughout the year. 

Harriet Seedhouse (Women's Rep)

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Hi, I’m Harriet, your Women’s Liberation Rep this year and I’m really passionate about making sure all of your voices are heard! Some of my focuses for this year are consent and coppafeel campaigns, voice forums and working with the other reps to make sure all students are represented. Feel free to drop me an email regarding anything, from ideas to issues, I’d love to hear from you!

Lauren Bradfield (Rep for Disability, Neurodiversity, and Chronic Illness)

Hi I am Lauren and I am a second year student on the BSc(Hons) Paramedic Science course. I am this years Disability Liberation Rep and I am really looking forward to being the voice of, and supporting students with any form of disability or chronic illness at Surrey. As someone who is registered disabled with multiple chronic illnesses I understand some of the difficulties and isolation that being a student can bring. I want to be your voice so please always feel that you can get in touch with me about any issues you might be facing in relation to your disability or health. 

Raghad Ellazkani (Arab Students' Rep)

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