Black Lives Matter 

#BlackLivesMatter

Middlesbrough College does not condone racism in any form.

While stories of injustices from thousands of miles away appear in our headlines, it’s important to remember these are also felt closer to home.

We support all students, staff and local communities and we’d like to reaffirm our commitment to supporting our BME student communities at Middlesbrough College.

It is the responsibility of every single one of us to stand against racism and call out social injustice; neutrality is not an option. If you see a post that encourages hate, report it. It’s also our responsibility to check in on friends and lean on each other during these times. Recent news may trigger personal distress related to your own lived/living experiences of racism. We see you and stand with you.

Reach out for support if you need it:

Support is available to students from our Safeguarding and Welfare Officers who can be reached online at SafeguardingandWelfareofficers@mbro.ac.uk or you can text SAFE to 83123.  

You can also apply for free confidential Counselling through the Counselling & Wellbeing service here. We are also offering online counselling services.

If you are unsure of approaching a staff member or the counselling service directly you can speak to the Equality & Diversity Student Union Officer at MCSUenrichment@mbro.ac.uk who can help guide you to our support services.   

Staff members, Richard Henderson r.henderson@mbro.ac.uk) and Saiqa Azeem S.azeem@mbro.ac.uk co-chair our staff BME Network and Lin Barry l.barry@mbro.ac.uk is available to support with any matters related to equality, diversity or inclusion at any time.

 

Join Our Networks:
The Multi-Cultural society is run by our Equality & Diversity Student Union Officer. It is a group where students of different cultures can come together to celebrate and also highlight any issues and concerns, giving students a platform to be heard. If you are interested in joining the multicultural society or would like more information you can email MCSUenrichment@mbro.ac.uk

You can also volunteer to be your Class Rep and become involved in the Student Council where you can campaign for change, in society and in College.


Education:
Help to educate yourself with the reading list and links below:


Books:

  • New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by Bell Hooks
  • No Equal Justice by David Cole
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Black & British by David Olosuga
  • Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List by Hayley Maitland for Vogue.


Self-care resources:

Know your rights - stop & search: