Student Commission on Racial Justice

What is the Student Commission on Racial Justice?

The Student Commission on Racial Justice is part of a partnership we have formed with Leaders Unlocked, a social enterprise that work across education, policing, health and justice to help organisations involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.

Who is involved with the Student Commission on Racial Justice?

The Student Commission on Racial Justice project has been rolled out at a total of 8 other colleges, we are just one of two taking part in South Yorkshire.

In College, we have our very own Student Commission on Racial Justice team comprised of 3 students; you can read more about them towards the end of this page.

What does the College’s Student Commission on Racial Justice team do?

Our student team have been given a platform through the project which allows them to have a collective voice on racial justice, share their views and experiences and to make recommendations for government, education and other sectors to take account of. The project uses innovative co-creation methods, peer-to-peer engagement and role models, as it moves beyond traditional top-down educational approaches.

Can I get involved with the Student Commission on Racial Justice?

The applications for the Student Comission on Racial Justice are currently closed. As soon as application information becomes available this page will be updated!

How do I find out more?

For more information on the Student Commission on Racial Justice please contact our Student Voice Advisor, Jess Lovatt on j.lovatt@barnsley.ac.uk 

Meet our Student Commission on Racial Justice team…

Aqueelah Abid

“I wanted to be a part of the project because for me, it was an opportunity to do something I’d never done before and also to learn about the racial experiences of people similar to me – I wanted to learn to be more aware of how I treat other people!

“I would definitely recommend this kind of project to anyone who hasn’t done something like this before and wants to learn about racial justice and the experiences had by their peers.”

Jennifer Legband Martins

“The project team is 100% understandable. I can push myself from my comfort zone and I feel stronger because I am heard.

“Now I am respectfully learning about not only my culture but others.”

Fatoumata Bayo Diba

“The project is an opportunity for me to share my passion for racial justice with other people and make a change within society.

“The people are really nice too, I love how I have been able to meet all these amazing people who have the same purpose as me -to make an impact. Join this amazing commission and represent those who need you the most. Racial Justice should be a priority for all of us. If you want to see a change, you must be that change!”

Last updated: 2nd February 2021