The Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Project is led by the University of Manchester in collaboration with the University of Manchester Students' Union, with partners across MMU and Birmingham. The project has come about from research on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) student experience and outcomes, with findings that the experience of BAME students often go unfulfilled. The project aims to create a sense of belonging, empowerment and safer spaces for BAME students at the University of Manchester. By putting on events that promote race, social equality and inclusion. The programme aims to tackle immediate issues, and create a unique space in which BAME students can thrive and have access to opportunities that might otherwise be hidden, as well as working towards long term change in improving the conditions at our universities for a more diverse range of students.
The University of Manchester’s Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Programme is looking to recruit Student Ambassadors to put on activities and events that promote race and social equality to improve student experience and inclusion.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are passionate about race and social equality and are looking to enhance their experience in events management. Last year when the project was initiated, we brought together students and staff to effectively improve outcomes for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and those from low socio-economic backgrounds. We recruited 22 Lead Ambassadors, 140 Volunteer Ambassadors and delivered an array of activities and events that explored diversity and inclusion in higher education.
This year there will be three teams of volunteers, and you can get involved with an aspect of the project that you are most passionate about or just want to understand more about. Below is a list of some of the type of projects we are currently running under each team, once you join the team you’ll be given training and development to start the kind of projects that you are excited about also.
Northern Policy Forum - creating a space to push change in policy to create better experiences for BAME and low-socio-economic groups at university.
Careers service –Create opportunities to better the experience for BAME groups such as networking events, internships and job opportunities etc.
Diversify my reading list – a joint project between ambassadors and the library to have more voices of colour within out curriculum's
Speak Up! Stand Up! – a campaign to empower students to speak up against all forms of harassment, hate crime and sexual violence.
This role is open to all students at the University of Manchester and you’ll receive all the support and training you will need. We will deliver development sessions that will introduce you to some of the key issues identified across the Higher Education Sector. You will also receive help to identify and undertake a set of activities to promote inclusive learning environments and inclusion.
No minimum commitment