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⌗itooamcardiff gives BME students a voice

We are pleased to launch our new, I, Too, Am Cardiff, Harvard-inspired campaign…

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Tuesday 18th October will see the launch of our new student-led campaign, which gives BME students a voice.  The campaign will be rolled out across the University for all to see. Here’s more about what we have planned and how you can get involved.

What’s it all about?

I, Too, Am Cardiff is a student-led initiative modelled on the highly successful I, Too, Am Harvard  campaign.

I, Too, Am Cardiff is also available in Welsh.

The Harvard campaign featured BME students at Harvard College displaying a series of comments they’d experienced in everyday life.

Our staff in Student Support have been working with a group of Cardiff University students to create their own hard-hitting campaign with a series of images and messages they hope will have a similar impact to the Harvard campaign.

 

Here’s what our Counsellor and the project lead, Susan Cousins, had to say

“There is no doubt universities need to do more to give black and minority ethnic students a voice on campus”.

“I’ve been working with this dedicated group of students over the last year or so to help bring this campaign alive.

“The Harvard campaign proved a real success and we hope our campaign will have a similar impact.”

 

The campaign launch

The campaign’s centre-piece is a pop-up exhibition of 13 student images that will be displayed around the University’s campus over the coming months, starting in the Viriamu Jones Gallery Main Building, where the exhibition will be open for all to see from Wednesday 19th October.  Further dates and venues will be shared via our studentlifecu twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

Join in the campaign

Pop along to the exhibition and follow us on social media, which we hope will prompt further discussion, engagement and raise awareness amongst staff and students of the types of issues and comments faced by black and minority ethnic students.

 

The campaign will be played out on social media and you can join in using #itooamcardiff

 

Twitter

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Iamcardiffuni

 

Facebook

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I, Too, Am Cardiff

 

Thank you to the students and staff involved

We’d like to thank all those involved, particularly our students, in making this campaign a great success and being such a pleasure to work with.

 

Related links

Black History Awareness Month 2016

 

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Best wishes

Student Support & Wellbeing Team

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Your Student Life, Supported. 

The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice and MoneyCareers and EmployabilityCounselling, Health and WellbeingDisability and Dyslexia and International Student Support.

The Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus.

For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.

 

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