Your Diversity and Inclusion Officer this year is:
Kaiya Murray (BA3, French with History)
This role serves to: • Create awareness of diversity in the University. • Be a point of contact for BAME, dyslexic and disabled students.
What has been done so far: - Black History month was marked with the screening of a documentary in the cinema room. -Work began on our ‘Decolonizing the curriculum’ project at ULIP in order to make the learning environment more inclusive and to minimize the BME attainment gap. New readings have already been put in place in certain modules and other reading changes have been proposed for 2019. - An article has also been published in Parlons (the student magazine) concerning the mental health stigma in BME communities.
Future plans include: • The organization of a BME working group to combat the BME attainment gap. • More events promoting diversity at ULIP. • An LGBTQ+ focused issue of Parlons. • Further liaising with staff to diversify and decolonize the curriculum at ULIP.
***There is no room in ULIP for abusive behaviour and if you feel you have been, or are being, subject to such actions as defined below in the Code of Student Discipline of Queen Mary Students' Union, please speak to your Diversity and Inclusion officer or in case of a formal complaint, the President.***
Following QMSU procedures, The Code of Student Discipline (found on arcs.qmul.ac.uk): 17.D : “Violent, indecent, disorderly, intimidating or offensive behaviour or language whilst on QMUL premises or engaged in any QMUL activity (including field trips, placements or sporting activities), or directed at any student, member of staff or visitor to QMUL or other member of QMUL. This shall include oral, physical, written, or online forms of communication including posts on social media sites, chat rooms, email, texts or instant messaging. It shall also include words or actions related to gender, sexuality, race, religion, disability, or age. “