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Black History Month – HE Subject Insights

Event providers: The University of Manchester

Throughout Black History Month virtual workshops will be available to Greater Manchester school groups from all backgrounds with a main target audience being Black pupils.

The Black History Trail project has been designed to respond to the underrepresentation of students of African and Caribbean heritage in key disciplines at the University of Manchester. The project aims to bring together current University of Manchester Black students and Black school pupils to critically reflect and share their lived experiences as a Black student.

In the form of inspiring workshops, the University of Manchester’s Black History Trail student ambassadors will share their own personal journeys into higher education, will introduce your pupils to a variety of different topics from the degree they are currently studying and will highlight the hidden history and contributions of people of African and Caribbean heritage to their subject area.

Workshops subjects available:

  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Economics and Politics
  • Law
  • French & Arabic
  • Philosophy & Politics
  • Physics
  • Fashion
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Actuarial Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Psychology

Each virtual workshop is up to 1 hour long and can be delivered to years 10-13, to groups no bigger than 1 class size (no assemblies). Virtual workshops will be delivered via a digital platform (this can be via the school’s own platform) and we ask that a teacher is present with pupils during the activity. If you have a cohort of Black pupils who are able to engage with more than one workshop across the year, we encourage you to book multiple workshops in different subject areas.

Please note: Due to the main target audience of the Black History Trail project being Black pupils we are only able to offer live delivery of virtual workshops to pupils of all backgrounds in October as part of Black History Month. At other times of the year live delivery of virtual workshops will be targeted to cohorts of black learners. However, throughout the year we are able to offer a pre-recorded version of workshops to Greater Manchester school groups from all backgrounds as an alternative. In the ‘Further Information’ section of the ‘Express Your Interest’ form please clearly state your preferred workshop subject area. Please also indicate whether you would prefer to be sent a pre-recorded alternative.

Event Age Groups IconY10, Y11, Y12, Y13

01 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

Online

Gatsby benchmark 7

RPF learner outcomes LO1 LO2 LO5

Booking info

Available Places: 1 class max. (no assemblies)

In the ‘Further Information’ section of the ‘Express Your Interest’ form please clearly state your preferred workshop subject area. Please also indicate whether you would prefer to be sent a pre-recorded alternative.