Anti-Racism at LUU
At LUU we’re on a journey towards becoming a truly ant-racist organisation. We’re already changing and improving our practices as an organisation and establishing our next steps. There’s a full Anti-Racism Statement in the works, but before we share that with you, we’ve created an infographic to give you a preview of our approach.
Ethnicity & belonging research
We also recently conducted some research into the experiences of our ‘BAME’ [as referred to in the survey] students and their sense of belonging in our community. The survey responses gave us plenty of food for thought, including the following insights:
- Students highlighted that ‘BAME’ is not an appropriate collective term for the individual groups this survey was aimed at, and that it lacks nuance and specificity. We’re looking into moving past the usage of this term, and our internal conversations reflect ongoing wider discussions in this area.
- More respondents agreed that their ethnicity had negatively impacted their experience than those who disagreed with this statement, however the highest number of students were ambivalent. Meanwhile the majority of respondents neither agreed nor disagreed that they receive adequate support from the University as a ‘BAME’ student.
- Almost half agreed that they feel part of the University, meanwhile 35% agreed that they feel integrated in the LUU community. It’s clear that more work needs to be done here.
- Popular ideas to improve support included more diversity education for white students, better representation and support for ‘BAME’ students, events and opportunities, and better accommodation and celebration of diversity.
For more insights & exact figures, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you seen the huge mural of former LUU Exec, activist and academic Melz by the LUU South Entrance? Co-op created this hand-painted mural to celebrate inspirational Black figures and prompt more positive discussions around diversity and inclusion. Find out more in our video and article.