NUS announces career development workshop for Black staff

Tuesday 14-04-2015 - 10:16

First training of its kind for staff within the student movement established after barriers were identified in NUS’ Race Matters report earlier this year.

In January, NUS launched Race Matters, a report on the experiences of Black* staff in the student movement. The report provided a valuable insight into the experiences and barriers that many African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean staff face in students’ unions, and confirms a wider picture of race inequality and under-representation beyond the student movement.

In addition to increasing the number of Black staff and understanding the cultural differences and needs among Black people, respondents stated there was a need for Black staff to receive support in their career development. The report highlighted a need for targeted work to support career development opportunities and the progression of Black staff. To begin to address this NUS is delivering a Career Development Workshop for Black staff, which will take place at London HQ on Thursday 28 May.  

The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to stop, reflect and take stock of their current employment situation in order to help them become more proactive in creating and/or managing their future work and career choices.

If you are a Black non-student staff member and would like to take part in the workshop, you can register online here – please note there are only a limited number of places available. The price of the workshop is £60 (excl. VAT) per participant and this price includes lunch and materials.

Further information on the course, including learning objectives and programme for the day can be found within our events section and any further enquiries should be directed to NUS’ Equality & Diversity Consultant Mandeep Rupra-Daine (

*NUS uses the term Black as an inclusive term to refer to those from African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean communities.



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