As a diverse college, we are shocked and disturbed by the tragic murder of George Floyd, which is yet another example of a systemic issue of abuse, discrimination and violence towards BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities internationally, including here in the UK.
The college stands in solidarity with the Black community and organisations such as Black Lives Matter which are working to highlight this issue and fight for change. The responsibility for this change does not lie with BAME communities alone, we must all work together to achieve the goal of a world in which the colour of a person’s skin does not determine the challenges they face and opportunities available to them. In the words of the civil rights activist Angela Davis “in a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist”.
Any students or staff requiring further information can use the following resources:
Resources regarding emotional support for students are available in the student support area of our website.
Affected staff can also speak with their line manager or the HR team.
As a place of learning the college has a duty to educate and support our community and are working to achieve this goal and continue the momentum of change started by the current protests.