How can we support these campaigns?
Campaigns can either be supported by the whole KCLSU membership (all King's students) or by one or more of our networks.
We have separate autonomous networks because as a union we recognise that some groups have historically, and continue to be marginalised or not have their voices heard. Associations exist to give those groups a space to connect with each other and to organise around issues that might affect them which is why some campaigns might be specifically be supported by one association or a number of them.
For a campaign to be supported by the whole KCLSU membership it needs 150 members of KCLSU to support the campaign. For each association, 75 KCLSU members who self-define as being part of that community need to support the campaign. People can vote as both a member of KCLSU and a member of an association. For example, a member of KCLSU who self-defines as a woman can vote both as a KCLSU member and as a member of the Women’s Association.
Why would a campaign need association support?
We have seven associations at KCLSU - if we self-define into any of these Associations, we are automatically a members of this association. This means, as a group, we represent everyone within this association and we can make decisions as a collective.
These are groups of students that aim to combat oppression, discrimination and inequality faced by students on a local and national level. associations exist to connect us, highlight current issues, and empower us to act collectively and bring about change.
If a campaign is seeking the support of an association, this means, the campaign lead is seeking the collective support of that group of students.
The seven associations are as follows:
- People of Colour Association - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disabled Students’ Association - get in touch at email@example.com
- International Students’ Association - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mature Students’ Assocation
- LGBT+ Association - get in touch at email@example.com
- Women’s Association - get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
- Widening Participation Association - get in touch at email@example.com