Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA)

Department of Art & Design

Diversification of the student body is anticipated to lead to greater BAME retention and success. We supported Ignite Imaginations (https://www.igniteimaginations.org.uk/) by sponsoring 20 young people to take part in the Art and Cultural Ambassador programme. The department hosted the programme’s end-of-year celebration in the Head Post Office.  As part of the event, the Ambassadors had the opportunity to work with current BAME Art & Design students and alumni.  Through real stories and taster activities, the department hopes to raise aspirations and promote BAME young people studying Art & Design in Higher Education. The project is currently in the process of being evaluated through a short questionnaire completed by the young people and their families.

For further information contact the project lead Claire Lockwood c.lockwood@shu.ac.uk

Status: completed