Do you want to increase your understanding of what you can do to help tackle racism? Or widen your knowledge of Black British history? All BU students can now enrol on a free online learning programme designed to do just this.
The programme - Union Black: Britain’s Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-Racism – is a six-hour course comprising online learning content, reading materials and interactive activities. It has been developed by Santander Universities UK and The Open University and is the first of its kind to be made freely available to more than four million students and university staff across the UK. By enrolling, you will be challenged to think beyond your perceptions, gain new perspectives and become informed allies. You can find out more by watching this short trailer.
Sessions are supported by high-profile Black Britons from the worlds of politics, sport and the arts. Among them is Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, who said: “I'm pleased to support Santander’s Union Black initiative. Encouraging conversations and opening dialogue is a key part of tackling racism. It’s fantastic the course will be freely accessible to so many students and staff across the UK, building an increased level of understanding and further steps towards making a difference.”
All students who complete the course will also be considered for one of 50 Santander Development Grants of £500 each to support your studies. The awards are being offered by Santander Universities and administered via The Open University.
For more information on the course and to sign up, please visit the Santander Scholarships Platform.