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Sussex signs up to the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater Pledge

At the start of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) History Month we can share the great news that, led by GRTinHE colleagues, the University Sussex has signed up to the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater (GTRSB) Pledge.

The pledge, developed after consultation with GTRSB community members, civil society organisations and educators, is underpinned by robust research. It sets out to create an open and welcoming environment where members of GTRSB communities can be confident that their culture and learning needs are understood.

View a video statement from Vice-Chancellor Sasha Roseneil on Sussex signing the pledge, where Sasha describes the work that we do in this area and what we strive to do in future. Sasha describes how signing the pledge means we’ll do our utmost to celebrate the GTRSB community and support their educational progress and ambitions.

GRT History Month aims to tackle prejudice, challenge misconceptions and amplify the voices of GRT people in wider society. We have organised an event on 'Engaging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Students in the Higher Education Curriculum' at which all are welcome. Online | Wednesday 28 June | 12 noon until 1pm In this you can hear from colleagues who are researching how best to engage and support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Students in the curriculum. Speakers will share their knowledge and reflections on inclusive pedagogy and invite you to think about how you might include these communities in your own teaching practice.

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