Join the launch of the national initiative to support Gypsy Traveller Roma Showman and Boater students in Higher Education
You are invited to join the launch of the new GTRSB into Higher Education pledge, this groundbreaking initiative is designed to encourage and support Universities, Colleges or educational institutions to undertake certain steps to support Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman, and Boatmen students into and within higher education.
The national initiative is the first of its kind and is not be missed if you have an interest in education. There will be a range of guest speakers from Bucks New University and individuals from Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman, and Boatmen communities.
Sherrie Smith, Romany activist - GTRSB engagement and Research Assistant, Buckinghamshire New University said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this launch event that will bring together the GTRSB communities, academics and organisations who have supported and contributed to 'The Pledge'. The event has something for everyone and we urge anyone with an interest in improving access to and within education to attend.”
Baroness Janet Whitaker, Co-Chair APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma
Kate Green, MP, Shadow Education Secretary
Professor Nick Braisby, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Buckinghamshire New University
Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement, Buckinghamshire New University
Mike Doherty, London Boaters
Sherrie Smith, GTRSB Research Assistant, Buckinghamshire New University
Chelsea McDonagh, Traveller Movement
Professor, Colin Clark, University of the West of Scotland
Lisa Smith, Chair, ACERT
Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation
Dr Aleksandar Marinov, University of St Andrews
You can find more information and register for the event via Eventbrite.
For further information on the pledge and how higher education institutions can take the pledge, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Sherrie.Smith@bucks.ac.uk