Herts Empowerment

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What is HertsEmpowerment and how does it work?


HertsEmpowerment is a forum for students to be able to leave feedback about things impacting them at university. You can leave a comment on this page and we will assign it to one of our Elected Officers who will look at your comment in-depth and decide what actions would be best to take your feedback forwards and help. Our Elected Officers will then leave comments informing students on what action they have taken to address your feedback and concerns. Please note that, as a Union, there are some things in the university we don’t have control over and can’t necessarily change. We can, however, make sure your voices are heard and lobby the university to address issues that are important to you, and take forward serious issues to the university Senior Leadership team.

 

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    A clearer depiction of women/disabilities in different industries.

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      There is a clear insight into women in business, but what about other sectors? For example, a clearer idea of women within politics, whether that be in the UK's parliament system, or from an International Relations perspective; diplomats, working in the United Nations etc. 

      Moreover, I am sure other courses would encourage seeing women enter different parts of industries where it is heavily male-dominated, as students may disregard a certain career as a result of there not being sufficient representation. 

      Further, this doesn't just stop at women, but with those who have disabilities, whether visual or not, as it potentially could affect student's confidence if we do not see that there is a place for every individual who wants to go into certain industries.

      Although there are some measures in place in the industry, it would be helpful if the university could showcase more that anything is possible and encourage students who feel disadvantaged that they should apply and allow them to have a broader idea of careers they want to go in, rather than feel that they are restricted. 

      If this is implemented early on, it will allow students to feel more encouraged to apply or think of certain careers they wouldn't have had necessarily. 

    Natasha Crump
    4:59pm on 11 Dec 20 This has been passed on to your VP Community, Kayleigh, we'll keep you updated with any progress here.
     
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