The Humanist Students Board is made up of three student volunteers who set the strategic direction of the section. The roles they fulfil are as follows:
- President Emeritus
Each member of the board serves a three year term. One year in each of the roles above. This means that every year our student members vote for their President-Elect who then spends a year shadowing the current President until taking over as President at the beginning of the next academic year in September.
The elected President of Humanist Students is responsible for
- Coordinating student activism on a national level
- Leading a student movement for human rights and equality
- Representing Humanist Students to stakeholders and in the media
- Supporting the creation of humanist societies on campuses UK-wide
You are only able to vote in this election if you are a student member of Humanists UK. Joining Humanists Students is easy, sign up now and receive your free membership. Each Humanists Students member has one vote only.
Over 70% of young people in the UK are non-religious. We are the voice of that majority at universities. We connect non-religious students to our growing movement for human rights, equality, and a society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. By becoming Humanists Students President, you will become Humanists UK’s lead student campaigner on:
- LGBT rights, including equal marriage in Northern Ireland and campaigning against so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’.
- Supporting ‘apostates’ and people who’ve left high-control religions, who are at risk of isolation, abuse, and death threats.
- Abortion rights, including the legalisation of abortion in Nothern Ireland and the liberalisation of abortion law across Great Britain.
- Ending blasphemy laws, including laws in Northern Ireland and Scotland which are used to justify human rights abuses in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere.
- Inclusive state institutions, including an end to discriminatory faith schools and bishops in the House of Lords, and ensuring fair and equal treatment for everyone, regardless of religion or belief.
- Public ethical issues, including animal welfare, assisted dying, and environment, and other progressive causes.