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Lina Dubbins

Deputy President (She/her)

Lina Dubbins, Deputy President


  • Favourite place in the Guild: The Mandela Room - There are some beautiful features in the room. I love the huge windows and when the sun shine sin, it's so peaceful
  • Go-to Sphinx order: Pint of Carling

Priorities for the year:

  1. Diversifying mental health services and establishing a peer support program for students in recovery 
  2. Decolonising the university and campus 
  3. Free sexual health products and pregnancy tests for students 
  4. Bring the night bus back and make bus travel cheaper

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My Committees

Education Committees

This committee oversees university processes for academic standards. They look at all of the university processes in place, such as how the university forms practical decisions regarding courses, and ensures that they are robust, consistent, transparent and reviews any proposed changes to processes.

This working group reviews the University’s assessment and feedback policies and practices to enhance effectiveness, consistency, and equity. The group also monitors the Code of Practice on Assessment and the PGR Code of Practice.

This committee oversees the quality assurance, monitoring, and review of arrangements with partner institutions, making recommendations to Senate on the renewal or termination of partnerships.

This committee sits under Collaborative Provision Committee to review and approve new partner programmes with the University.

Focusing on post-graduate research students, this committee oversees any proposed changes to post-graduate policies.

This committee reviews the University’s Quality Assurance processes and develops an overall strategy to review and enhance provision in regards to university priorities and advances in the sector.

Working across the University, this group receives and responds to live timetabling issues, support collaborative resolutions of issues and supports the process of producing the academic and exam timetables.

Student Experience Committees

The University clinical societies (Medicine, Dentistry & Vets) meet to discuss updates and other information. Student Officers sit on the meeting as a non-voting member.

This meeting is out of response to LMSS, LUDS, LUVS disassociating with the Guild and the University now taking oversight of these “societies”.

In October 2019, the Equality and Human Rights Commission released a report on their inquiry into the racism experienced by staff and students in UK Universities, see report here. From this, the University set up a response group to co-ordinate anti-racism work across the institution.

The group has written a plan with recommendations related to race equity work in the University. Guild Officers have fed into the University’s Racial Equality Action Plan, designed to lay the foundations in a step into tackling racial inequality/racism on campus.

This group identifies key areas of focus for the EDI Committee and keeps oversight of the University’s Equality Objectives Action Plan. This includes measuring and monitoring outcomes against equality objectives and identifying areas of weakness.

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

This committee plays a significant role in acting as channel for fostering inter-faith activity and sharing updates of each respective chaplain. There are four chaplains shared with John Moore’s University.

This committee monitors the University’s compliance with the Prevent Duty which is the university’s participation in The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015’s requirement that higher education provides have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

This committee oversees the development and implementation of strategies, policies and frameworks designed to promote research at international and world-leading standards across all disciplines in the University.

Jamilia, an ex-Vice-President, worked closely with the REC team on the REC Student Survey, supporting question design and promoting the survey to get students to take part. The survey constitutes a critical element of the REC application, consulting directly with students about their experiences with race and equality at the University of Liverpool. The information gathered through this work will also inform the University’s strategy to address equality and diversity in the institution in the next decade.

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.

Working in the reams of the student mental health project, the group will work with services across to Liverpool to ensure there is a collaborative and joined up approach when supporting student mental health.

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 Board addresses the University’s institutional aims to ensure that:

  • ‘All students have the opportunity and support to achieve their full academic potential’
  • ‘All students have space and opportunity to build their intellectual, social and cultural capital for the future’
  • ‘All students experience a welcoming and supportive environment which prioritises well-being and belonging’

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 meets twice a year to go through applications for the Asylum Seeker’s Bursary. An Asylum Seeker’s Bursary for Undergraduate courses was introduced in 2017, this covers tuition fees and maintenance with some students offered accommodation in halls.

Corporate Committees

The role of the Gift Oversight Group is to consider due diligence is undertaken on potential donors, donations and fundraising advocates as per the University’s Gift Acceptance Policy.

Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees

This is a Council sub-committee where members decide who is going to receive honorary degrees at the annual winter and summer ceremonies..

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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