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Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University

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.

Comprised of decision makers from across the Higher Education and wider student accommodation sector, the Commission will work to take actions at national level to improve Black students’ experience of living in UK purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and support universities and and private PBSA providers to implement the recommendations effectively.

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.

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We'll continue to regularly update the wide Higher Education sector on our latest talking points and actions.

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Living Black at University Commission: themes from our first meeting
The Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University launched in April, in order to improve Black students’ experience in UK student accommodation and support the national implementation of our Living Black at University report recommendations. This national commission recently held its first in-person meeting in Birmingham, on the topic of integration – here are some of the key themes that emerged from the meeting.
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've shared 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.