Trans Welfare Officer

Trans Welfare Officer - cecil mckie

 

My name is Cecil McKie (he/him), I'm your Trans Welfare Officer, a proud and caring voice for the Trans community at UWE.

I am a queer, gender nonconforming transgender man and as such I hold the issues of the wider trans community close to my heart. I believe the university needs to put the needs of its trans students at the forefront; students should feel safe, loved and protected at all times. And on from that: even within the trans community there is descrimination towards other minorities, and I will be an open ear and a voice of change for students who feel their needs aren’t being met - particularly sexual minorities and students of colour.

I am passionate about activism, I regularly take part in marches for causes I believe in and care deeply about subjects such as civil rights and sustainability. I also work as President of the LGBT+ society at UWE to raise money for LGBT+ charities through LGBT+ events. As an Environmental Science student I make it my priority to keep everything I work on as sustainable as possible.

As Trans Welfare Officer I promise to be a friendly face for students to recognise and come to with any concerns and questions they may have. In this I promise to be easy to reach and non-judgemental towards any issues people feel they may need help with. 

I promise to fight to make the system work in the favour of trans individuals; making it easier for students to input their chosen name and making sure the system does not ever use the ‘deadname’ or given name of any student who inputs an alternative. There is power in a name, and that power belongs to the person the name belongs to, not the institution. 

I also promise more events catering to trans students focusing on mental health and representation. As President of the LGBT+ society I will work in partnership with my committee there as well as the LGBT+ Staff network and the SU’s LGBT+ officer. 

I am a person who cares about others; the wellbeing of those around me is my top priority.

CONTACT CECIL

 

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