Not sure what the Women's Campaign Group is?
The group works on projects and campaigns focused on women's issues and equality. It supports, helps and represents women within the University aimed at combatting sexism.
So let's discover a little bit about your Women's Officer, Alex Bentley, shall we?
What do you study and what year are you in?
I currently study MSc Management and did an Undergraduate in BA (Hons) Business and Marketing here at Lincoln.
Tell us a bit about yourself and a fun fact.
I've been the Marketing School Representative for the last 2 years and became the President of the Business Society last year. I love to travel and want to live and work abroad. In the future, I aim to have my own company in the hospitality industry.
A fun fact about me is that I have a phobia of swans (so choosing Lincoln was a great idea!)
Why did you decide to run for the Officer role?
I've always been extremely passionate about representing my cohort and wanted a different sort of role this year, so going for a position within the Campaigns Network was perfect for me! I have a particular passion for women in positions of power and I wanted to be able to make a real change across Lincoln.
What do you want to achieve as Women's Officer?
I'm hoping to create more awareness about equality, not only throughout the university but throughout Lincoln city too. I want to run campaigns that not only impact students but locals too, so as to spread wider awareness especially in relation to issues such as sexual harassment. I also want to do campaigns like the Red Box Project, Stand By Me, anti-spiking, no tolerance etc. My main manifesto point was to put on the Reclaim the Night march and to integrate sustainability into campaigns where I can. I also want to help create a university network for influential women and create an annual event to create an academic side to the Women's Campaign Group.
We would like to wish Alex the best of luck this year in her new position and cannot wait to see her planned campaigns come to fruition!