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Living Black at University Conference

By ASRAcomms 26 Jan 2023

In partnership with CUBO and Newcastle University, this free one-day event by the Living Black at University Commission is open to universities, accommodation providers, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leads in the sector.

This event will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and better understand the findings and recommendations from Unite Students’ Living Black at University report, and take ownership of actions that support the creation of a more equitable environment where Black students can thrive.

Tuesday 7th March 2023, Newcastle University, 9am-5pm
Living Black at University Conference: Creating meaningful change 

The event will explore:

  • How to tackle racism and exclusion in student accommodation and how this contributes to institution-wide race equality programmes;
  • Actions to create a more attractive accommodation offer for Black students and improve overall student satisfaction; and
  • How to benefit from pilot work and national actions developed by the Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University and Newcastle University.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers including Melissa Browne from the University of Kent, Victoria Tolmie-Loverseed from Unipol, and Rebecca O’Hare from the University of Leeds. More guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming colleagues from across the sector to explore what race equality efforts look like in student accommodation. By working to achieve the recommendations of the Living Black at University report, we can contribute towards closing the awarding gap, building a relationship of trust with Black students, and providing them with a home where they are safe and can belong.


ASRAcomms is Jordan Meates, ASRA Communications & IT Officer based at Sheffield Hallam University.
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