We are looking for students to give us their thoughts in a short focus group on what the University is doing to tackle inequalities at City. Your feedback will shape the student submission to the Office for Students on City’s Access and Participation Plan 19-20.
We are particularly looking to hear from students who are considered underrepresented in Universities and align with one of the below groups:
- Disabled Student: Under the Equality Act 2010, a person has a disability if they: ‘have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'
- Mature Student: Mature students are defined as any student aged 21 or over at the start of their studies.
- BAME Student: Black and Minority Ethnic or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic is the terminology normally used in the UK to describe people of non-white descent.
- Students from areas of disadvantage: is defined Students from areas of lower higher education participation, lower household income and/or lower socioeconomic status groups
- Care Leavers: The term 'care leaver' refers to a young person under the age of 25 who is currently or has been in public care for a minimum of three months since the age of 14 and on their 16th birthday.
If you would like to participate in a focus group, then please note the focus groups are taking place from the 29th March-1st April and will last no longer than 1.5hrs. You are only required to attend one focus group.
The focus group will be led by staff from City Student’s Union. The feedback provided will be anonymous and we would encourage you to come and share your feedback honestly. There is no need to prepare in advance of the focus group.
In return for your time, you can claim a £20 voucher for your choice of Amazon, Just Eat, Uber Eats or The Ethical Shop. This will be sent to you after the focus group.
Please make sure you grab a ticket for the free event by following the relevant link below. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Access and Participation Feedback Workshop: BAME students – Monday 29 March 12-1.30pm
Access and Participation Feedback Workshop: Care Leavers – Tuesday 30 March 12-1.30pm
Access and Participation Feedback Workshop: Mature Students Wednesday 31st March 12-1.30pm
Access and Participation Feedback Workshop: Disabled Students Wednesday 31st March 2.30-4pm
Access and Participation Feedback Workshop: Students from areas of disadvantage Thursday 1st April 12-1.30pm
A link will then be sent to you in advance of the focus group with details of how to join the session.
If you would like to find out more about City’s Access and Participation Plan please click here.
If you would like to know more about the Student Submission that City SU is preparing please click here.