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#NoExcuse | Game Changer
There's loads of great things that make us all very Proud to Be Staffs. We're home to a fantastic community of students, staff and lecturers who work tirelessly to make Staffs the amazing place that it is.
However, not everyone is lucky enough to only see the positive side of Staffs and Stoke-on-Trent. That's why we're working with the University to create a change in behaviour and challenge anyone who discriminates against anybody in our community.
Our #NoExcuse campaign is the key to creating behaviour change.
One behaviour you can work on is "bystander intervention", this is the action of intervening safely to stop discrimination, bullying and harrassment.
So far, as part of our work we have worked with the University to:
Train Sexual Violence Liasion Officers (SVLOs) across University and Union services; Implemented our 'Ask Angela' service in our venues; Held awareness stalls to provide students with information on discrimination; Supported our Representative Networks; and ran social media campaigns against bullying & harrassment at University.
But there's still so much more to do. We'll be building on the campaign throughout the year to challenge a range of different negative behaviours and make real change here at Staffs.
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A statement from your Elected Officer Month
We show solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter cause and those people exercising their right to peacefully protest against injustices around the world.
Working with the community to stamp out Hate Crime
#FemPowerment blog by Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin
Working together to tackle sexual violence, hate crime and harrassment
Honorary graduate of Staffs, Clive Myrie, gave a public lecture on black celebrities using their status to raise awareness of inequality. We think these conversations aren't over yet!
Last week we joined students, staff and friends around the University to launch the new Allies Programme.
Find out how you can be an #UPSTANDERnotbystander
#FemPowerment blog by Vice President Anaida Fernando
#FemPowerment blog by Vice-Chancellor Liz Barnes CBE
#FemPowerment blog by Sue Reece
#FemPowerment blog by Associate Dean Students in Creative Arts & Engineering
For me, part of being female is being a mum.
It became a symbol that women everywhere were not alone and there is always someone there to support you.
Because we believe it's important to see yourself represented in Higher Education.
We asked students who identify as LGBT+ to tell us a bit about how they settled into Uni.
Black Staffs students and alumni from the Biology Department share their achievements
We've created some tutorials to teach you some basic British Sign Language
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