Liberation Networks

Liberation Networks are safe spaces in which students who identify as having a protected characteristic can gather to discuss topical issues and meet peers.

*Please note that these are not currently running*

What are Liberation Networks?

Liberation Networks are spaces in which students from specific backgrounds and identities can gather and provide feedback. These gatherings are more informal than student groups (i.e. no membership required).

The two main purposes of Liberation Networks are:

  • To create a space where students can socialise and network, away from staff.
  • For our Community Officer to engage with students and collect feedback that can shape positive change at the University.

We want to create a space where you can network, enjoy a free hot drink, and provide feedback that can improve the student experience. The feedback you provide will be anonymised. We also want to use the networks as a space for student voice - so bring any feedback relating to the SU/University, and we can follow up on this to improve the student experience for diverse communities of students.

Liberation Networks are supported by Blake, our Community Officer . If you wish to hear any further information on our Liberation Networks please email:

What Networks are there?

The SU is currently planning to launch the following Student Networks:

  • Mature Students and Student Parents
  • Students of Colour
  • Disabled Students
  • Working Class & Social Mobility
  • LGBT+ students
  • Women and marginalised genders

If you wish to set up a Liberation Network please email:

Meeting dates (2022-2023)

Semester 2 dates will be added in the New Year. Network meetings are usually held in the 1 East Meeting Room (1E 3.20).

Network Upcoming sessions
Disabled Students Network
Students of Colour Network
Working Class & Social Mobility Network
Mature Students & Student Parents Network
LGBT+ Students Network
Women & marginalised genders Network

Who can go to Liberation Networks?

These networks are open to all students, allies are welcome so do bring your friends. However, please recognise these gatherings have been organised for students who identify with a specific characteristic, and therefore be sensitive to what your own presence might mean.

Diversity and Support Groups

In addition to the Liberation Networks, the SU also supports the Diversity and Support Groups as well as the Diversity & Support Executive Committee.