Inclusion Committee


Our commitment to inclusion underpins everything that we do at the Sports Union. Sport develops knowledge and skills, supports mental health and enhances wellbeing, keeps people active and strengthens our communities. Sport provides a wide range of benefits of which we want all staff and students at The University of Edinburgh to be able to access and enjoy.

We are therefore taking steps to strengthen this commitment even further, by continuing the development of our Sports Union Inclusion Committee. This committee will be chaired by our Vice-President Inclusion, Philine Rouwers (in 2022/23) and we are looking for student representatives who identify as being from any of the following groups:

  • people with disabilities
  • postgraduates
  • widening access (those from a background experiencing increased socioeconomic barriers)
  • ethnic minorities
  • international students
  • LGBT+
  • transgender and women in sport

This will provide a collective voice to drive forward our unwavering commitment to inclusion within sport at Edinburgh.  


You can now apply for a role on this committee. Please note that currently this committee is not constituted as part of the Sports Union so this allows us to be dynamic and flexible with positions, remits and the make-up of the group. Therefore if you feel that you would be suited to representing a group not included in the list below, then do not hesitate to get in touch.

You can view the role descriptor HERE.

To apply for one of the above roles, you should complete this ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. The deadline for applications is 30th September 2022The Sports Union will be in touch following the aforementioned date with details as to whether or not you have been successful. 

If you encounter any issues completing the above form, then please e-mail Philine ( We will also accept applications by e-mail, if an online application is not suitable for you - please feel free to submit an application in whichever format suits you best i.e. voice note, video recording, etc.