I believe it would be a great idea to have a Men's position on the council just as we have a Women's position.
If we are trying to achieve equality then should we not be representing genders fairly? The most recent statistics I have accessed online is that in Bangor university, males are the minority with 41% of students being male, and 59% students being female. And in fact, across the whole United Kingdom this story is very much the same. Females are dominating higher education. This is exemplified by the fact our current Council has significantly more females compared to males.
When I attended the NUSW (National Union of Students Wales) last year I posed a similar question. I was told that the 'Open positions' were basically for males and that's why there wasn't a male dedicated role, that and women are the minority, however that simply isn't true. As we have just covered, women are definitely not the minority in higher education. And an open position is as it suggests in the name, anybody of any gender can take that role. It was definitely the case at the NUSW when both open positions were taken by women. Therefore, I don't believe just having an open position is a good enough excuse not to give a male representative role. If there is a womens position, for the sake of equality and accurate representation there should also be a mens position.