Bournemouth University’s (BU) Equality and Diversity Adviser, Dr. James Palfreman-Kay, spoke to various members across the BU community ahead of the launch of a video and poster for the Respect at BU campaign.
Within the talk, James spoke about hate crime guidance, policies such as Equality and Diversity and the Good Lad programme. The video features several members of the wider BU community voicing their own opinion on what respect means to them.
BU’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim Andrews said: “Respect to me means three things, respect first of all for the BU community, for the people we work with, whether that’s staff, students or members of the wider stakeholder group.”
Morebus driver Keith Entwistle, added: “Think about others, not just yourself.”
SUBU president Daniel Asaya said: “Respect to me means understanding that I am different, making me feel like I belong, like I count. At the end of the day, we are all human and we all deserve to be happy.”
The poster asks students what kind of neighbour and classmate they should be, with posters being displayed throughout the university over the coming months. The campaign will aim to reinforce the importance of respect across the BU community.
Dr James Palfreman-Kay commented: “I really appreciated the engagement of colleagues who gave their time to talk about what the word Respect means to them within their roles at BU.”