Ruqia Osman

n the last couple of months, there has been a lot of conversation around anti-racism and Black lives Matter (BLM) following the murder of George Floyd.

The mass media attention surrounding BLM came hand in hand with institutions and organisations releasing sometimes inappropriate and empty statements in support of their black employees and students – all with some sort of commitment to continuing anti-racist work.

In our sector, some universities noticeably hit the nail on the head with supportive messaging, while others completely missed the point. Wonkhe, Universities UK and others have run national webinars with promises of progress all over social media.

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