AberPride is the official LGBTQ+ Society of Aberystwyth University. We aim to support those who define as: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, asexual, aromantic, non-heterosexual, non-cisgendered, curious, questioning and heterosexual allies. LGBT+ does not exclude any single person, acting as an inclusive term of all members. We run a range of exciting frequent events to bring everyone together, in doing this we hope to offer something to suit everyone’s tastes, plus some educational campaigns.
We also offer support to our members, whether it be listening to their problems and offering advice on various LGBT+ issues, or aiding them to get in contact with alternative charities or organisations. Although we offer some basic support, the main role when it comes to the welfare provision is signposting, so if we can’t help we’re likely to know someone who can. We also work closely with the Student Support Services in the Student’s Union including the Welfare Officer and the LGBT+ Officer both of which are voted in by students and are there to help.
There is no membership fee to join AberPride, and we are open to anyone and everyone. If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe whilst you're a member of AberPride, please don't hesitate to talk to one of the committee members, particularly the President or Welfare Officer.
In addition to organising events for our members, AberPride also has a strong tradition of running an admirable variety of inspiring and innovative campaigns throughout the year. Across the year there are numerous LGBT+ specific days and we will be honouring many of these. Furthermore more general campaigns will also be take place alongside the work of the NUS LGBT+ Campaign.
If you would like more information on these campaigns check out our weekly emails and our facebook page closer to the dates of the events.
Every week during term time we host two socials: an evening social on a Thursday starting at 8.30pm, and a sober social on a Sunday from 2pm.
> Weekly Social – 8.30 pm Thursday. An excellent opportunity to get to meet new people, socials also give you the chance to get to know the town’s many pubs and have an incredible night out. There will also be some themed and fancy dress socials during the year - all the need to know details of our socials will be posted on the facebook page and sent to you via email, but if you have any questions just ask.
> Sober Social – 2pm Sundays. If you like the idea of a quieter, more relaxing social, come join us for our Sunday sober social. Often this is going for coffee together, or getting lunch, but we also watch films and do other activities. As always info will be available on the facebook page and via email.
Our Social Secretary this year is Mark Marshall (mdm12), so if you have any specific questions about socials, these two are the people you want to talk to.
How to Get Involved
As a friendly and inclusive society, AberPride always welcomes the involvement of our members in whatever we do. If you have any ideas about any campaigns you think we should be running or just where you would like to go for a social we would love to hear from you. You can do this through the society email, the facebook page or face to face at a social.
If you ever need to contact us, our society email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can email one of the committee members below directly:
President - Mark Marshall (mdm12)
Vice-President - Rio Sambrook (ris26)
Treasurer - Sabrina Barnett (dab101)
Secretary - Leighton Eveleigh (jwe3)
Social Secretary - Thomas Ward (thw31), Aria Selkirk (ars24)
Welfare Officer - Vicky Deakin (vid8)
Trans Representative - Skye Brady (dob22)
Here's a link to our members facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aberpride/
Read our constitution, code of conduct, equipment list and risk assessent below:
Constitution (revised on 19.05.2020)
Code of Conduct (revised on 1.11.2019)
Risk Assessment (revised on 1.11.2019)
Equipment List (revised on 1.11.2019)