Students on the Equity programme

Equity identity coaching

Identity coaching provides you with a safe and supportive space to explore your motivations and challenges, and share experiences about identity with people from similar backgrounds. Equity identity coaching is an innovative, positive-action talent programme for UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students which feeds into the wider Equity student programme.

"Coaching literally saved my life, it gave me tools to see, when I couldn't see, and since then I've been an advocate for the practice. When you do the work on yourself, you will get results!”

Mena, Equity Coach

Perhaps you haven’t yet explored your identity and core values. Maybe you already have a deep understanding. No matter how much you already know, many of our BAME students have really benefited from this.

Provided on sessions throughout the year, identity coaching gives you the opportunity to:

  • Think about your personal values, your motivations and set clear goals for achieving your potential.
  • Review and discuss the leadership styles of BAME role models like Martin Luther King. Giving you the opportunity to consider which suits you most.
  • Be guided throughout your journey to develop key transferable skills, helping you achieve your goals.

Student feedback

“The identity workshops were really good for helping you to understand why you felt a certain way. And then accepting this.” Siddique, UWE Bristol Graduate

“Because this is for BAME people, there is something for you to relate to: be it economically, your country, or culture. So it seems more realistic.” Ferdaous, UWE Bristol Student

“It’s an opportunity to have an internal reflection about who you are, where you come from, and where you see yourself going. And having that discussion with people who have your better interests at heart. I hadn’t had that opportunity before.” Xavier Baker, UWE Bristol graduate

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