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.
Passionate about diversity and inclusion in higher education?
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, inclusion and close the attainment gap.
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 and well as representing the views and needs of BAME students at various decision making committees across the University and Students' Union.
Examples of events and activity Diversity & Inclusion Student Ambassadors ran last year include:
> Working with the careers service to create opportunities to better the experience for BAME groups such as networking events, internships and job opportunities etc. Including a BAME in Careers and Beyond networking event attracting over 80 attendees and employers from a variety of sectors.
> Attending BAME University Challenge event to Black History Month at the University of Birmingham
> Ran inclusive learning environment focus groups, delivering reports and recommendations to a variety to key staff across the university
> Worked with the library on 'Diversifying my reading list' project
> Attended a variety of conferences including:
What is the Future of Education? Young people, activism and alternatives
Anti-racist and 'decolonial' activism in the academy and beyond
The BAME Attainment Gap: learning from the student experience
> Ran the Speak Up! Stand Up! 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, as well as improving the inclusiveness of social environments across the University and Students' Union through decision making committees.
No minimum commitment