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Kathryn Manley

Vice President (she/her)

Kathryn Manley, Vice President


  • Favourite place in the Guild: Guild Garden - Great place to have a drink and food, as well as chill in the sun when it's summer
  • Go-to Sphinx order: Pink Gin + Lemonade

My Priorities

  1. Bring back the night bus and improve public transport across the city 
  2. Tackle sexual assault and violence on campus 
  3. Improve the University and Guild’s sustainability policies 
  4. Cheaper and a wider range of food options in the Guild 
  5. Reduce the cost of rent and challenge exploitative landlords 

Get in touch


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My Committees

Education Committees

From peer mentoring, lecture capture, vital and the library, the committee has an oversight of all academic aspects of the Student Experience in the University and to promote its ongoing enhancement. This committee-initiated discussions about the BAME attainment gap, which led to the Task and Finish Groups focusing on the attainment gap through the University’s Access & Participation Plan, for example. This Committee is the next one down from Senate.

Bertie, an ex-President, was able to secure a ratio of a minimum 75% face to face teaching/ contact versus virtual teaching at the beginning of the 21-22 academic year. The paper that was submitted to the Education Committee was informed by the Guild’s Hybrid Teaching Survey – one the biggest surveys the Guild has ever completed with around 15% of all students submitting their views.

Sustainability Committees

The Green New Deal aims to tackle the interlinked crises of inequality and climate breakdown. This group aims to get the University to commit to net zero by 2030, in collaboration with UCU, Unite and UNISON

Group to develop a local sustainability action plan in relation to Residential Services.

Discussing and leading on the University’s sustainable approaches, the group facilitates the sustainable activities on campus and partners with Guild and city-wide campaigns. The University’s annual Sustainability Report is discussed at this group. All of the other Sustainability Committees report to this group.

Travel and Transport Working Committee is part of the wider sustainability committee structure. The group will work to ensure that an equitable car park management system is developed; using sustainable transport initiatives, as set out in the Travel Plan, to support its implementation.

Student Experience Committees

This committee looks at the nursery on campus which is available to staff and students with nursey age children at the University. It deals with a range of issues relating to the nursey and the contract they have with the University.

The Guild stopped an increase in the campus nursery fees for both staff and student parents.

This committee forms the strategic relationship between the University and the Guild. It monitors and signs off the Guild’s reports and accounts. This committee acts as a forum to discuss university and Guild joint campaigns and activities.

Liverpool Student Homes is a student accommodation service that is funded by University of Liverpool, John Moore’s University and Hope University. The group includes members from different universities who report on the service in their respective campuses.

This committee meets annually to look at the standards that LSH expects landlords who are registered with LSH to adhere to.

The Safe and Welcoming Campus Environments Project addresses sexual violence on campus and other issues students may face that make them unsafe. Bystander Intervention training was developed and supported through this group. In this group, officers have worked on the OFS expectations for universities tackling sexual misconduct, how that translates into improving the university disciplinary policies, our sexual violence campaign work, consent workshops, and any additional issues such as expanding the board of discipline.

The Guild has been consulting with the University on their misconduct policy, specifically the non-academic element of it. The result is the introduction of effective and varied consequences for the panel to choose from to differentiate from academic misconduct cases and provide adequate support to involved students.

The group was initially formed as a collaborative campaign which now meets to discuss city-wide and University campaigns around sexual violence in the night-time. This community group includes representatives from Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council, RASA, Merseyside Policy, LJMU, JMSU, UoL, and the Guild. The group also supports implementing specific training for workers in the night-time economy.

This committee sets all tuition fees and bursaries and formulates strategy on student numbers and widening participation students.

This is a cross-organizational group that includes all the Universities and city partners to discuss city-wide safety campaigns.

Chloe, an ex-Deputy-President, worked with this group to reform the University’s Report and Support system. This resulted in the introduction of an annual review of the University’s sexual assault reporting system to ensure it is agile in responding to new forms and conditions of incidents.

In response to the spiking endemic at the start of the 21/22 academic year, ex-Vice-President Jamilia sought action at this committee to protect students. She produced the “Zero Tolerance” proposal which sought to update the Liverpool City Region Council’s Licensing Policy to tighten up health and safety training, incident reporting systems and expand considerations to make venues responsible for protecting customers from a wider range of issues such as racism and other forms of hate crime, as well as gender based and sexual violence. The proposal was adopted by Student Safety as part of their package of work and has been taken to a senior city safety committee, CitySafe JAG. Work is ongoing.

This committee has broad areas of work relating to transgender students, including looking at IT systems and ensuring students’ correct pronouns and names are used on university systems, detailing how students can get a new student card and email address with their correct name and pronouns.

International Committees

This group was established to ensure the University is compliant in relation to attendance monitoring of international students. The Tier 4 Visa is the general student visa that all international students have. Universities sponsor students to study so they are able to get a tier 4 visa from the home office. As a sponsor, the University has many responsibilities, including monitoring the attendance of students on a tier 4 visa.

Corporate Committees

The University consult with the Guild on rent setting for future academic years at this meeting. This did not previously take place until a former Student Officer’s ‘Cut the Rent’ campaign which won students a ‘memorandum of understanding,’

This committee reviews the University’s investment strategy and oversees the University Endowment Fund. Four fund managers are tasked with investing money in order to generate a profit for the University.

Hannah, an ex-Vice-President, secured a commitment from the University to divest £9m of investments from fossil fuel companies. Read more about the Fossil Free Campaign here.

This is the trustee board of the University and its most senior decision-making body. Everything goes through Council and its sub-committees (planning and resources, governance and appointments, honorary degrees). Council is where you can influence key decision makers.

To seek and consider nominations for, and to make recommendations to the Council, for the appointment of; potential lay members to Council, and other Council-appointed members (drawn from Senate, Professional Services, and members of particular University committees and bodies).

Senate is one of the highest decision-making bodies at the University and is responsible for promoting research, promoting and regulating learning and teaching, and for maintaining the quality of standards of the University’s academic provision.

The Guild’s officers, along with three elected Student Reps, work throughout each academic year to ensure that student voice is at the heart of the decisions made by Senate about/for the University.


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