Staff from the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team have created a six-week course for undergraduate students on 'Tackling Hate Crime in Higher Education', supported by the Teaching Development Fund. The core aim of the project is to provide Bath students with an opportunity to develop personal skills relevant to their current context and beyond, through learning about hate crime and discrimination and their impact on groups within higher education. Interested students are currently being invited to participate.
The course, which will be run by Dr Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS), Josh Callander (EDI) and Katy Brown (PoLIS) in coordination with other groups and services across campus, covers a range of key themes and skills. Sessions include power, privilege and systems in HE, social change campaigns, sexual orientation and gender orientation, racist and religious hate crime, and disability and intersectionality. Prior to the course, students will complete online training in 'Tackling Hate Crime in Higher Education' provided by the University of Leicester.
Josh Callandar said: "We are really excited by our TDF project on Tackling Hate Crime in Higher Education and can't wait to get started with our first cohort in September. The funding has allowed us to create a course that is reflective of the current challenges presented by hate crimes and discrimination in higher education, as well as engage external partners and organisations so that our students can learning from practitioners in our local community and beyond."
"Social change campaigning and being an equality ally are just two of the themes covered in the course and we are excited by the projects and campaigns that will impact on the Bath student experience."
At the end of the course, students will work together to develop their own projects and raise awareness of their particular message or campaign to a wider audience by taking part in a visual exhibition.
For more information about the project, visit: https://www.tacklinghateinhe.co.uk/