Liberate Our Education

Liberate our Education

What is this campaign about?

Inclusion. Equality. Diversity.

Your union is fighting for a more inclusive student experience here at City. From looking at the degree outcomes of our BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) students, to creating a more diverse, representative curriculum across your programmes.

What is the purpose of the project?

  1. Ensure the University upholds its pledge in improving the academic experience of BAME students
  2. To listen to BAME students on campus about their experiences here at City
  3. Set up an initiative with the university to identify and implement best practice for an inclusive curriculum
  4. To identify programmes with the greatest need for curriculum change
  5. Raise awareness of the need for diversity, inclusivity and ownership of our educational experiences

What progress has been made so far?

  • We have conducted 7 focus groups with BAME students to better understand their student experience as part of the Accessible Mental Health Services campaign, Communities Research Project and Access and Participation Plan (APP) research.
  • We are working with the university to set up an exercise to determine the best ways to involve students in the design of their curriculums
  • We have introduced the EDI student rep role and they have now been trained also. These EDI reps who will be contributing to and heavily influencing this work, to ensure that any changes that are made are impactful to the student experience, as well as ensuring accountability for both the University and SU.
  • SASS have taken a particular interest in decolonising their curriculum and we will also be following up on that.

Get in touch

If you are interested in hearing more about this work, or want to get involved you can email Ruqaiyah Javaid, VP Education.