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BME Events lead by York St John Faculties:

BME International Womens ConferenceFaculty of Arts

Womens International Conference held at Sangat Centre, MA Applied Theatre students designed and facilitated theatre-making workshop on celebrating women's achievements for international Women's Day at Sangat Community Centre, Keighley.


Talking Through Art

This was a short 6 weeks course delivered at the Sangat Centre enabling BME students to think about skills and strength and identify aspirations and personal development.  There was also a a visit to a art gallery and colour experimentation.


Faculty of Education & Theology

In December 2009 ran a fully funded outreach initiative attracting twenty Asian women from the Sangat Community Centre in Keighley and was run at the centre by Dr Mike Calvert, Head of Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) and Katie Simpson, Deputy Head of External Relationships.  The course was designed to help women understand the Every Child Matters agenda, related to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.

Sobia Iqbal, one of the course attendees said "I had never considered the possibilities of higher education of being at York St John University today has shown me that this is a real option open to me".

The faculty extended their work of the Subject Area of Theology and Religious Study in meeting and sharing ideas with a Muslim community in the Yorkshire region.  The day visit focused on religious belief and practice in multi-faith Britain today.  Four lectures, with expertise in Islam; Sikhism; Buddhism; Hinduism; Christianity and popular religion contributed to the sessions.