Equity blog post

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by the Equity Team

We’ve got lots of opportunities and activities to get involved in over the next few months – read on to make sure you don’t miss out!

The Ashfords Equity essay competition is now open!

The competition is a positive action activity open to all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students across campuses. You are tasked with writing an essay, answering the question that corresponds with your level of study during the 2021/22 academic year. If successful you could win one of eight cash prizes.

Contribute to the second issue of The Zine

The Zine is a platform for students to share their experiences and thoughts related to the topics of decolonisation and diversity. You can download and read the first issue from the decolonising the library webpage.

The first issue has been well received by students and staff, leading to discussions and actions. So, this is your opportunity to share your stories and experiences, and help us to develop an anti-racist, more inclusive and more diverse culture at UWE Bristol!

The final deadline for contributions is Friday 10 June 2022. For more info on how to contribute, visit the call for contributions webpage.

Black men talk health workshop

Join the free, online workshop for Black, African and Asian men on Thursday 28 April from 12:00-13:30. The workshop will explore emotional wellbeing and distress and will include a key note speech from Mayor Marvin Rees. Register here.

Calling final year students

If you’re working on your final year project with a core focus that sits within one or more of these disciplines: Innovation, Usability, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering or Electronics and Software, then the Ethnic Diversity Excellence Programme might be for you.

The programme offers an invaluable opportunity for three students from minority Ethnic and Heritage communities to take part in a funded 8 week internship at Kinneir Dufort. If you want to know more or if you have questions, join the webinar on Wednesday 20 April from 16:00 – 17:00.

Have you been offered a sandwich year placement?

Congratulations! Placement years give you invaluable industry experience and we’re so excited for you to embark on this journey.

So what next? To prevent any complications with registering for a sandwich year and to ensure the opportunity is the safest and most suitable option for you, complete the placement approval form as soon as possible. Find out what you need to do before and during you placement on the placement web pages.

You can also attend one of our virtual pre-departure briefings to receive full support and guidance on your first week, making a good first impression, managing your money and more. Our next one is on Wednesday 27 April at 14:00 but we also have sessions in May, June and July if you’d rather attend after the assessment period. Take a look at all our placement events here.

Employability opportunities

Health and Applied Sciences Widening Participation intern

If you are passionate about Race Equality and making a real impact, this role might be for you! The role offers interns the opportunity to gain experience and contribute to the provision of support to students who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. Find out more >

UWE Summer internship scheme

The 2022 Undergraduate Internship Scheme is a chance to find and participate in an eight-week internship over the summer to gain valuable work experience in a range of employment sectors. Find out more >

Police Constable recruitment

Wiltshire Police will be launching their Police Constable recruitment on 25 April. If you’re interested register here.

Other events of interest

Cables & Cameras presents: Framing Female Films

This is a screening and celebration of female producers and directors from Bristol and the surrounding regions.

We’ll explore stories from the commonwealth, to the Windrush generation,
unpacking and discussing intersectionality and identity, to the experiences of non-binary persons of colour in the UK.

The screening will take place at 19:30 on Friday 22 April at The Cube Cinema. Book your tickets here.

Celebrating Culture Conference

Save the date! In collaboration with The Students’ Union we’ll be hosting the Celebrating Culture Conference taking place on Friday 6 May. Details to follow!

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We’re here to support you and if you have any questions or ideas for Equity please feel free to contact us at equity@uwe.ac.uk.

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