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Supporting our diverse community

Race Equality Student Ambassador team

Improving the experience of students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds at York St John University.

Who we are

Our Race Equality Ambassadors are current students employed by the University.

The team aims to create networks, improve student experiences and close the degree awarding gap for students from under-represented ethnicities. We run student-led campaigns, events and projects to celebrate our diverse community and to advance our shared goal of becoming and anti-racist university.

Why do we need Race Equality Student Ambassadors?

We know that race inequality is a problem across the higher education sector, so as a university we are working towards a Race Equality Charter bronze award status.

We want to empower our Race Equality Student Ambassadors to create a supportive community for their peers.

Our mission

Belonging: Create a supportive and inclusive community and increase students' sense of belonging

Conversation: Provide safe spaces for open conversations on race

Allyship: Empower students to safely challenge discrimination on campus

Influence: Make positive change at all levels of the University

What we do

Our Race Equality Ambassadors plan and run all kinds of activities, online and on campus. Highlights from 2021-22 include:

  • Student-led discussion groups
  • Board games café
  • West African dance classes
  • Eid celebrations
  • Instagram photography competition

Get involved

All students are invited to get involved with our work. Follow us on social media, attend an event or get in touch at SuccessAndEngagement@yorksj.ac.uk.

Become an ambassador

If you're looking for a part time job that is fun and can make a real difference, maybe this role is for you!

We'll be recruiting Race Equality Student Ambassadors for 2022-23 in September. Keep an eye on this page for further details.

Celebrate Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month 2022 with a series of events, displays and activities across the University and Students' Union.

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