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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. 
 
The BAME Attainment Gap | #BlackHistoryMonth

Blog by Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor, Liz Barnes

 
BHM's Top 12 Must See List!

Do you know your black history? You will by the time you've read and watched all this!

 
Why Black History Month Matters

Former Vice President, Geeta Lal, talks about the importance of Black History Month

 
Students who are #ProudToBeBlack
nom and friend

Nom and her flatmate share some traditional family recipes in their kitchen.

 
'Black enough' | #BlackHistoryMonth

"Being black - or being black enough - became a part of my every day, lived experience." Read Leah's story.

 
Black History Month 2020

A statement from your Elected Officer Month

 
What is the Sunflower scheme?

We chatted to members of our Disabled Students' Network

 
#BlackLivesMatter

We show solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter cause and those people exercising their right to peacefully protest against injustices around the world.

 
Reporting Hate Crime

Working with the community to stamp out Hate Crime

 
Incredibly Inspirational Mother

#FemPowerment blog by Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin

 
There's #NoExcuse for Sexual Violence

Working together to tackle sexual violence, hate crime and harrassment

 
Why the conversation on BAME inequality isn't finished yet: Clive Myrie

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!

 
Allies Programme
Photo of the LGBT+ Allies

Last week we joined students, staff and friends around the University to launch the new Allies Programme.

 
There's #NoExcuse for Islamaphobia and hate crime at Staffs

Find out how you can be an #UPSTANDERnotbystander

 
Hope

#FemPowerment blog by Vice President Anaida Fernando

 
What’s stopping you?

#FemPowerment blog by Vice-Chancellor Liz Barnes CBE

 
 
I never set out to be a leader

#FemPowerment blog by Associate Dean Students in Creative Arts & Engineering

 
Being a Mum

For me, part of being female is being a mum.

 
Attitude change since #MeToo

It became a symbol that women everywhere were not alone and there is always someone there to support you.

 
Lecturers who are #ProudToBeBlack

Because we believe it's important to see yourself represented in Higher Education.

 
Top tips for LGBT+ students coming to Staffs!

We asked students who identify as LGBT+ to tell us a bit about how they settled into Uni.

 
#ProudToBeBlack in Biology

Black Staffs students and alumni from the Biology Department share their achievements

 
British Sign Language Tutorials

We've created some tutorials to teach you some basic British Sign Language

 
 
 

We proudly represent the academic interests of all Students at Staffordshire University. Providing advice, student groups and fantastic experiences that make us all very Proud to be Staffs. 

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