We want our libraries to be safe, inclusive places for everyone, but we know that we don’t always get it right, and we want to do more to understand how we can improve.
As part of our work to reduce student awarding gaps, we are running some focus groups about the experience of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community in our libraries. Specifically, we are interested in whether posters, signs and other written materials available in our library buildings make a difference to student engagement with library services. We hope that through this research, we will be able to make some practical changes which lead to more inclusive and welcoming spaces for students.
Join us to share your views and experiences, and as a thank you we will provide you with a £20 Amazon Voucher.
There are two dates for the focus groups:
Wednesday 14 June 2023, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 15 June 2023, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
If you would like to join or find out more, please contact Roz Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, as this research relates to our work on degree awarding gaps, and following the wording of the Students Union, this invitation is specifically for self-identifying BME students (including students of African and Afro-Caribbean descent, and those who identify as having mixed or multiple ethnicities).
Posted on Friday 12th May 2023