Equity blog post

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The Equity programme has now come to an end for the year and this will be our last blog post before the new term.

This year it was great to have some events and sessions taking place in person, as well as some online events. We were also nominated for Team of the Year award at the Welfare Awards 2022 and although we lost out to the SU Advice Centre it was an honour to be recognised.

What have you said about Equity this year?

Throughout the year we’ve had some great feedback from you about the Equity programme with many saying it provided an, ” inclusive and safe space to talk about [their] experience as a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student” and helped them to gain “a sense of belonging”.

Many also mentioned how they “learnt useful skills such as how to professionally deal with a conflict of interest” and “felt more confident after every session”.

One student also said that Equity had “made [them] feel like [they] mean something, matter and can achieve [their] goals, even if [they] sometimes don’t feel [they] can.” They also said it empowered and motivated them in their wider university life.

And finally when asked about their expectations for the Equity module, 43% said it met expectations and 57% said exceeded expectations.

Planning is underway for the launch of Equity programme 2022/23 so make sure you join us next year for more exciting events.

In case you missed it…

The Ashford Essay competition – deadline Friday 17 June 2022

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 up to £1,000.

Feel free to share our post with your friends to help grow our Equity network. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 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.

We hope you have a lovely summer and we look forward to seeing you in the Autumn term!

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