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We Need to Talk About Class Staff Network

A space in which critical conversations about ‘classed’ experiences within the institution can take place without judgement.  

The WNTTAC group was founded in April 2019. The group meets approximately once a month. 

Aim

The  group  has been set up to focus the invisible,  and oft denied,  experience 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

  • To 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.  

Meetings:

We meet 10.30 – 12 on the third Thursday of very month – currently meetings are via TEAMS so more staff have access but this will be reviewed.

Membership

We welcome anyone who is interested in issues of class inequality at the intersection of other protected characteristic.

To join the network please email paula.stone@canterbry.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Last edited: 18/10/2021 16:30:00