Did you know we have Student Race Advocates at the University of Chester who are employed by the University to actively support and promote the needs of Black, Asian and other ethnically diverse students?
They’ve been working hard over the last nine months on various projects across the University:
- Collecting testimonials from students who have used the Academic Skills services to build awareness of the service among students.
- Building a redesigned Moodle that is more efficient.
- Continue to build awareness among international students about Academic Skills.
- Promote the Academic Skills services for support purposes.
- Unconscious bias training module for staff, students and Race Advocates.
- Module development underway in its research phase.
- Working on presenting and delivering the module.
- Implementing the module into the system.
- Raising awarness of the impact this module can make.
- Producing an ebook containing essential information about wellbeing and creating a smartspace.
- Creating mini videos about the wellbeing services and how to access them.
- Creating mini videos about the mental health and wellbeing services and collecting students’ experiences in using them.
- Trying to create awareness of the help available from the wellbeing team.
- To produce more information useful to international students about wellbeing services.
- Conducting literacy reviews of barriers in using wellbeing services.
- Understanding and noting possible reasons why students may not use wellbeing services.
- Recommendation of a full-on research project about barriers to wellbeing services.
- Researching culturally appropriate methods of delivering wellbeing and mental health services.
- Creating a support booklet for international students.
- Creating videos for students to use for academic support.
- Attempting to space out assessments in a semester.
- Including more international food in dining halls.
- Working to get more social events for international students.
- Researching supporting information to be used as tools alongside a unified framework.
- To implement a framework to evaluate all educational materials.
- Support inclusive curriculum design across the University.
- Online exhibition promotion showcasing student work.
- Decolonisation of the curriculum and showing diversity and inclusion in the department of History and Archaeology.
- Attracting prospective international and home students to the Department of History and Archaeology.
- Commence focus group sessions to promote the decolonisation of the department’s curriculum.
- Analyse data collected from the project to educate people about racism and welcome everyone.
- Educate people about racism and its impact through social media.
- To pursue and expand the project into different areas by following on the work already done.