We Need to Talk about Class
We Need to Talk About Class is a space in which critical conversations about ‘classed’ experiences within the institution can take place without judgement. The group was founded in April 2019 and meets approximately once a month.
The group was set up to focus on the invisible, and oft denied, experiences of working-class academics and students within the University. The group is seeking to inform the development of University policy and procedures relating to the lived experience of people from working-class backgrounds. The group enables staff from working class backgrounds, and those who are keen to support students from lower-socioeconomic groups to come together to share experiences, offer mutual support, and discuss issues that are important to them.
Terms of Reference
- Broaden the understanding of engagements with, and the inclusion of working-class experience.
- Provide a space in which critical conversations about ‘classed’ experiences within the institution can take place without judgement.
- Challenge institutional cultures that are founded on one kind of generic social identity and challenge the stereotypical views of different social groups.
All sessions are Wednesday, 11.30am – 1pm. The dates for 2020-2021 are:
We welcome staff from diverse class backgrounds, every national and ethnic origin, racial, gendered or sexual identity. To join the network please email: WNTTAC@canterbury.ac.uk
For more information, contact Dr Paula Stone