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Welcome to the University of Surrey Feminist Society's Page! Here you can find out more about us, meet the committee, get involved and see what events we have planned for the next year!

 

    About Us    

At the feminist society, we host a wide range of events including talks from external speakers, trips to see films, workshops on protests & activism, marches, trips to feminist theatre performances, and fund-raising for charities.

 

A large number of our events exist to facilitate discussions about feminist issues in a safe space. These are super useful if you want to figure out where you stand on something, learn more about a topic, or simply be able to discuss the news with like-minded people!

 

To meet the committee, get involved or to see what events we have planned, keep on reading!

 

 
 

    Meet the Committee    

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President

Alice Brooks

Hi, everyone! I’m Alice (she/her) and I’m a second-year French and Spanish student. I will be your President for the next academic year. I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s committee as I find equality/gender politics super interesting and I can’t wait to start meeting other students who do too! This academic year, I will also be writing news and opinion articles for Incite Politics Journal and Stag Magazine.

 

My focus for the society is to develop a place where all students can voice their opinions on feminism and gender equality. But primarily, I think it’s important for Feminist Society to be somewhere for members to build friendships, attend events and participate in activism and volunteering no matter their gender, sex, age, race or sexuality. 

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Vice President

Beth Roberts

Hi guys! I’m Beth (she/her), a Masters student studying English Literature, and your Vice President for FemSoc 2020/21! As someone whose final year dissertation focused on the internalised misogyny in the works of Ian McEwan, I can firmly say that feminism has always been an essential social and academic pursuit for me. 

 

I am so excited to work with the other amazing FemSoc committee members this year to make the experience for all FemSoc members enjoyable, fun and interesting! I hope I can use the social media to give our community a chance to easily connect and to share important events, conversations and resources. Send us a message on any socials!

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Hi everyone! I am Hana (she/her), I’m a second-year Civil Engineering student and I’m so excited to announce that I am going to be your treasurer for the Feminist Society for 2020/2021! As a woman of colour in engineering, I am especially passionate about intersectional feminism and encouraging and supporting women in STEM fields.

My main goals for this year are to help build an inclusive and supportive community at FemSoc and to also assist with creating fun and interesting events to meet other like-minded individuals!

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Treasurer

Hana Kariye

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Social Secretary

Gigi Bushell

Hi, I’m Gigi (she/her). I’m doing a Masters in Creative Writing, and I’m so excited to be the Social Secretary for the Feminist Society. I strive to share the stories of people who struggle to have their voices heard and to shine a light on taboo subjects, to educate and give strength to others. I’ve actively been a feminist for about 3 years and I aim to do so much more in the future, especially with this group of incredibly strong people. I did my undergraduate degree in Events Management so I can’t wait to create inclusive and enlightening events over the next year. My goal for the society this year is to create a safe space for everyone, members and non-members alike, where we can share opinions and experiences free from judgement.

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Social Secretary

Niki Jones

Hello! I’m Niki (she/ her) and I’m on my placement year of Aerospace Engineering, currently interning at Cat. I will be sharing the role of Social Sec with the lovely Gigi and I look forward to a bright year ahead!

 

Femsoc is a widely inclusive society which not only provides a safe space for women at Surrey, but a caring community too. As any woman in engineering would know, it is important for us to have a network of female peers within the male-dominated industries. Through my role with Femsoc this year I hope that I can reach out to more of the females students in STEM, and help to build a stronger network and community for them at Surrey too.

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RAG Officer

Bethany Burns

Hi guys! I’m Beth (she/her), a final year Psychology student, and I’m going to be your RAG officer for FemSoc this year! I’m also on the events team for PsychSoc. I find gender politics extremely interesting and love reading feminist literature, and I’ve also spent a large part of this year researching perceptions of heteronormative gender roles in marriage. 

As part of the FemSoc committee, my main focus this year will be on ensuring inclusivity and creating a sense of community. I will also be planning fundraisers to allow us to give help where we can, and can’t wait for the events and fundraisers we plan this year!

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Campaign Officer

Dominika Pitak

Hi, I’m Dominika (she/her). I’m a final year of Business Management, and this year I’m also taking the role of Campaign Officer of this society. I’m super excited to be a part of FemSoc Committee as my degree has taught me the harsh reality of companies thriving off women’s insecurities to promote and sell their products. 

 

Therefore, my main focus this year is to create campaigns to raise awareness about those issues, and allow students to share their opinions on gender inequality and pay difference, whilst also promoting confidence among all members, and creating a safe, trusted environment for everyone. I’m excited for an eventful year ahead! 

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Wellbeing and Inlcusion Champion

Keanna Kempisty

Hey everyone! I am Keanna (she/her) and I am a final year Economics student. I will be your Well-being and Inclusion Officer for the next academic year. 

My aim this year is to create a safe place and encourage more people from a variety of backgrounds to join the society and share their views. I am also keen in helping break down the barriers for women entering male-dominated industries such as the finance sector. I will do this by raising awareness and supporting members through applications to internships and placements. I cannot wait to meet you all :)

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COVID Officer

Faaizah

Hi, I'm Faaizah and I'm a second year Aerospace Engineering student. I will be FemSoc's COVID Officer for the next academic year. My role will mainly consist of making sure everyone is safeat meetings, doing the risk assessments if we choose to book a room or do an in-person event, and just generally help the social secs to create safe events!

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Opportunities 

The amazing team at The Stag Magazine has given us the opportunity to write for them! All ideas are welcome, whether it be a developed piece or just an idea, please get in touch with the editors to see how you can be published by The Stag! Check out their social media page @TheStagSurrey on Twitter or their webpage to find out more. 

We have also been contacted by the lovely Alyssa-Caroline who is a PhD student studying Victorian Literature and Gender Studies. She is the founder and editor of A Room Of One's Own, a global feminist creative platform dedicated to publishing content written by women, for women. She also welcomes contributions from trans and non-binary authors! All topics are welcome including creative writing, opinion pieces, lifestyle blogging and book reviews. Take a look at the website here. You can sign up for a writer's account by following this link.

    Events    

Check out the dates below to see our future events!

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