My name is Weniska Rolle, I am an LLB student from Nassau, Bahamas. I believe my experience in leadership roles as well as being an international student and a part of the BAME community has equipped me with the ability to understand the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity in every environment. As a black student, I am aware of how difficult it can be to learn or even live in an environment where you feel as if your opinions do not matter, or you are enduring some form of discrimination. It can negatively impact your studies and your life. As your equity and inclusion officer, I aim to promote equality and reduce discrimination at our university. I will not hesitate to go the extra mile to support all students in a positive way to ensure that their university experience is an unforgettable one.
My Role as Equity and Inclusion Officer
Within my role as Equity and Inclusion Officer I will:
Commit to creating and maintaining an environment on campus within which inclusive learning, fair treatment, and diversity are valued and discrimination is challenged.
Work with students with protected characteristics where they may not be reaching their full potential.
Regularly meet and discuss with all students, particularly those from underrepresented groups so that we can enhance our curriculum and University experience.
I aim to advocate for the needs of the BAME community, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and all others that are underrepresented.
I aim to raise awareness of issues surrounding equality, while supporting students who experience some form of discrimination.
I aim to Introduce discussion groups where I can listen and respond to the suggestions made by students to attain a better understanding of the needs of the student community.
I aim to ensure that all students feel included in the university culture through inclusive events and initiatives.