About the project

Personal stories enhance self-identity and an understanding of the individual’s experiences. Our project is about using stories to improve BAME student attainment. We want to support students to share their stories and are working with student co-creators to design a project that will feel of relevance to students: we are working with students, for students. Literature and experience tell us that BAME students have unequal outcomes of racial inequality due to racist systems, microaggression and unconscious bias behaviours. We will be collecting authentic individualised stories from current students to develop opportunities for students to talk directly about race, racism and the attainment gap. We are hopeful that this will facilitate insight into BAME students’ lived experience and the impact of this on attainment, ultimately fostering a sense of belonging and support.