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Living Black at University is a major new report into Black students’ experience in UK student accommodation, commissioned by Unite Students and carried out by Halpin Partnership.

The research explores the experiences of Black students across university accommodation and private halls of residence, amplifying their voices and stories to the wider Higher Education sector. The findings are challenging, but it’s important that we have this knowledge in order to be able to respond.

Now we at Unite Students are calling on universities and student accommodation providers to collaborate across the Higher Education sector and take meaningful action in order to address these issues.

Living Black at University

Featuring significant findings and 10 recommendations, Living Black at University is essential reading for anyone connected to student accommodation in the UK.

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Living Black at University

Living Black at University

Unite Students Commission

Unite Students has launched a national commission, comprised of decision makers from across the Higher Education and wider student accommodation sector, in order to respond to the findings and recommendations at a national level.

Informed by Living Black at University, a major report into Black students' experience in UK student accommodation – with research undertaken by Halpin Partnership – Unite Students has launched a national commission in order to respond to the findings and recommendations at a national level.

Find out more

Learn more about the report by clicking through to our summary video and press release. You can also watch the launch event webinar and panel discussion, run in conjunction with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

Read more:

Living Black at University blog series: The Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University – A safe home environment as crucial to Black student success | HEPI
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), has launched a blog series to continue discussion on our Living Black at University research report. Here we share the first blog in the series, 'The Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University – A safe home environment is crucial to Black student success', written by Professor Iyiola Solanke, Chair in EU Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds and Chair of the Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University. ​​​​​​​
Living Black at University report: What you need to know | Unite Students HE Blog
Unite Students has published ‘Living Black at University’, major new research looking into Black students’ experience in UK student accommodation, commissioned by Unite Students and carried out by Halpin Partnership. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about the report, and where you can find out more.
Racial inequity plays out in university accommodation as well as the classroom | WONKHE
Accommodation is rarely mentioned in discussions of inequalities, but it may be a key piece of the puzzle. Jenny Shaw reports on Unite Students research on black students in halls.
Living Black at University: A call to action | HEPI
Jenny Shaw, Higher Education External Engagement Director at Unite Students, writes for HEPI about why we commissioned the Living Black at University research and what we want the Higher Education sector to take away from the report.

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