It’s the 3rd Thursday of the month which means it’s time for my Triumph Thursday post!
The hate crime and incident survey is now live! Like I have mentioned in the previous blog post, the purpose of it is to measure the amount of hate crimes and incidents that have happened to students during your time at university – this could be staff to student, student to student or local resident to student. The survey only takes five minutes to fill out and I will be compiling all the data I’ve received from it to write a report on hate crime, hate incidents and harassment that happens to students. You have until Friday 12th April to fill it out; if you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message via Facebook or via email: [email protected]. If you require any support, please contact Chris Carr, our Advice & Representation Coordinator via Facebook or via email: [email protected] // [email protected].
I am currently three quarters of the way through my inclusive curriculum discussions with staff. My decision to hold staff discussions was so I can hear their views on the inclusivity of the curricula and how they would like to improve this. So far, the support from staff and the responses I've received have been amazing. I will be holding a roundtable on Wednesday 8th May in Epsom to end the campaign where staff and students will come together to discuss issues and ideas raised throughout the campaign and to create an overall solution to how we can make the curricula more inclusive for students.
The Self-Care Handbook will be out soon! There has been a delay due to a final last-minute change of direction, but this will be available for students in May. I have been researching and developing this handbook since August and I am very excited to share this with you all. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!
Last week, we were all shocked to hear about the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand where 50 were found dead. Since then, there has been a great outpouring of love and solidarity from many people across the globe towards those who were affected, and the Muslim community has a whole – from solidarity marches to people handing flowers to mosques. I send my love and solidarity to those who have been affected by the horrific and undeniably islamophobic attack and I understand it has been a difficult time for many; the Muslim community should feel safe and welcome within our communities. Please keep a look out for any solidarity marches or night vigils that could still be happening around the UK or in the local area; and if you are a muslim student and would like any support, please check out the Muslim Community Helpline.
That is all from me this week everyone, I will be back next month for another Triumph Thursday post!