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Equality, Liberation & Access: Leah Martindale


Hi, I’m Leah and I’m your Equality, Liberation & Access Officer!  Last year I was Bristol SU's Postgraduate Education Officer - so this is a new role for me this year.

I joined Bristol in 2016 for my Undergraduate degree in Film & Television. After graduating in 2019, I stayed in Bristol and started my part-time MA in Film & Television, while also editing Epigram's Film & TV section. I then spent a year working as your Postrgraduate Education Officer. I have a wide range of interests, from diversity in higher education to bridging the Postgraduate financial gap, contemporary civil rights activism to veganism, and Musicals to travel.

As Equality, Liberation, and Access officer, I represent students on equality, diversity and widening participation issues, and ensure that all students’ voices are represented within the SU and University.

This year I want to support elected liberation reps to gain access to decision-making spaces, ensure there is no space for hate on campus, introduce a zero-tolerance approach to hate in our student groups, and ensure the BAME Attainment Gap review is accurate and inclusive to the COVID experience.

What have I done so far?



  • I've been working through our Officer Induction with the rest of the Officer team for 2021-22, including solidifying my priorities and goals for the year ahead.
  • I've been working with the Digital Education Office on Digitally Ready - an online module for all incoming Bristol Students, and have been supporting planning work for induction this year.