Be the Solution: Free Online Course to Address Racial Inequality in Higher Education

Do you want to better understand what you can do to help fight racism? Or expand your knowledge of Black British history? All BU students can now enroll in a free e-learning program designed for this purpose.

the programUnion Black: Black British Cultures and Steps Towards Anti-Racism – is a six-hour course featuring e-learning content, reading material, and interactive activities. It was developed by Santander Universities UK and The Open University and is the first of its kind to be made available free of charge to over four million students and university staff across the UK. By signing up, you will be challenged to think beyond your perceptions, gain new perspectives, and become informed allies. You can find out more in watch this short trailer.

The 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 am happy to support Santander’s Union Black initiative. Encouraging conversations and opening up dialogue is a key part of the fight against racism. It is fantastic that the course is freely available to so many students and staff across the UK, which will enhance the level of understanding and go further to make 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 offered by the Universities of Santander and administered by the Open University.

For more information on the training and to register, go to Santander scholarship platform.