FXU President Community & Welfare, Harry Bishop, has launched a new project highlighting minority voices on campus.
Voices is a collaborative FXU project, working with journalists from Her Campus Exeter Cornwall and The Falmouth Anchor, to provide a platform for students whose voices might previously have been lost in the noise.
A multi-channel venture, on and off line, Voices is comprised of impactful events and engaging campaigns. This prestigious project will showcase five volumes over the course of the current academic year, sharing the raw, authentic experiences of students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall.
Volume One is inspired by Black History Month and features powerful first hand accounts from students, detailing their experiences of life as a black student on campus.
Future issues will focus on Faith, Pride, Disability and Women.
At the launch party on 24 October, attendees were invited to be amongst the first to read the full collection of stories and hear from the students who contributed as they took to the stage to share their experiences. Copies can be found in both Penryn and Falmouth Campus libraries.
Harry Bishop, FXU President Community & Welfare and Voices Director added: “I had the idea for Voices when I was admiring Humans of New York and wondered how we could do something similar with liberation and faith groups. Liberation campaigns have to be about more than placards and protests; we need to make these fights relevant again and I believe this is a new way of doing that.”
Visit www.fxu.org.uk/voices to download a digital version of Voices Volume One.