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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.
From equity training to online resources, another timeline in progress
A statement and message of support from your Elected Officer team
A timeline in progress, contributions welcome!
You said you wanted to know more about LGBT+ icons throughout history so here they are…
We spoke to Staffordshire University Coven society about how to celebrate the Pagan holiday that celebrates life, healing, and the beginning of Spring.
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism, and hatred are not checked and prevented
"Being black - or being black enough - became a part of my every day, lived experience." Read Leah's story.
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.
#FemPowerment blog by Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin
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