I am Leyhana and I’m currently an Information Point Team Leader at UWE Bristol. I’ve been a member of UWE UNISON for a few years, yet this is my first year as Black Members Officer.
Previously, I attended the National Black Members Conference as a visitor and realised how important it is to stand up and speak out about inequality and injustice. I came back feeling motivated, wanting to help UWE UNISON Black Members feel supported and ensure that their voices are heard within the workplace.
Prior to working at UWE, I spent time working in retail, customer services and also as a support worker for young people in Education, Housing and the justice system. In my spare time, I enjoy creating personalised gifts for special occasions, salsa dancing and spending time with family.