Report for Sussex University Race Equality Charter 2023

Woodger, David. 2023. Report for Sussex University Race Equality Charter 2023. Other. University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. [Report]

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We facilitated three focus groups two with staff and one with students. One staff focus group had two participants and the other six participants (REC Sat). Eight staff members in total. The student focus group had two participants. This included five black and Minoritised staff and two black and Minoritised students.

These focus groups were initiated from Sussex University in their steps towards achieving Race Equality Charter status, reflecting on university experiences and responses of black and minoritised staff and students.

The focus groups were open spaces where participants could raise concerns and issues pertinent to them, we would then prompt on certain themes if they had not been covered during the focus group. We assured anonymity to participants in their contributions. We recorded the sessions with each session lasting 1.5hours, these were transcribed to ensure we included all the comments made.

Given the small number of participants in the focus groups this allowed them to create a momentum and energy around certain themes together, therefore in providing the quotes in this report they can be understood as shared collective thoughts from each focus group.

This report is set out based on central themes from the focus groups. It seeks to articulate and represent the dialogues, experiences, reflections and ways forward of black and minoritised staff and students. We have as far as is possible sought to represent the report strongly with the voices and thoughts of the participants.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)



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06 Jun 2024 16:33

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06 Jun 2024 16:35


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