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Jay Brave and Kelechi Okafor discuss what it means to identy as 'black' in Britain today...

Jay Brave is a spoken word artist and entrepreneur who doesn't identify as "black", arguing that an understanding of ethnic background is far more important than race. But actress, director and fitness instructor Kelechi Okafor has an almost opposite approach to identity and is proud to be, and to identify as, "black".

Here they meet and discuss why they think the way they do, what their experiences have been, where their views meet, and how they see themselves as agents for change.

Broadcast 20/02/18 9.30am BBC Radio 4

Tue 20 February 2018, 10:46

BBC Radio 4: A Culture of Encounter

An interesting programme looking at ways in which we encounter, or don't enounter each other...

Wed 22 November 2017, 20:12

All in the Mind - unconscious bias

Claudia Hammond hosts a special edition on unconscious bias - when our minds make snap judgments about other people without us even realising it. ...The whole point is that we don't even know it's happening. ...Could a greater awareness and a practical approach help to overcome this common hurdle at work?

Wed 17 May 2017, 15:14


MindEd has moved to the e-Learning for Healthcare hub at

If you're not familiar with this, it's a free programme of online training designed for professionals working with child mental health. There's a section (Counselling MindEd) designed in conjunction with BACP specifically aimed at counsellors who are working with children. If you are working with children or young people, or interested in doing so, we'd recommend you take a look.

Tue 04 April 2017, 14:24

Feedback survey

Please let us know how you're feeling about your experiences of the course this year by filling in the feedback survey linked from your course page. Submissions close on 20th March; we'd really like to know what you think.

Remember if you've got any concerns about the course or your experience at university, you can always talk to any of your tutors.

Thu 16 February 2017, 12:16

BAPCA Conference

British Association for the Person-Centred Approach are holding their bi-annual conference in Shropshire this summer.

Wed 08 February 2017, 10:10


Minutes from the last SSLC meeting are now available on the SSLC pages in the course handbook.

Wed 18 January 2017, 16:24

Peter Bazalgette on Empathy

An interesting interview with primatologist Frans de Waal on how our own evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity, both emotional and cognitive, for feeling the emotions of others.

Thu 08 December 2016, 12:17

Disability awareness training

19 November, Coventry. Organised by local BAPCA group.

Mon 07 November 2016, 08:10

BBC Radio4 Reith Lectures - Mistaken Identities

Philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah is giving the Reith lectures on the nature of identity.

Tue 18 October 2016, 16:34

New resource for students with dyslexia

Student Careers and Skills in collaboration with Wellbeing Support Services hav produced a new writing course for students who have dyslexia.

Tue 11 October 2016, 20:26

IT Autumn 2016 Training schedule now available

Remember that IT Services Training Team run a programme of taught courses throughout each term, so if you want to update your IT skills check out their new training programme.

Wed 21 September 2016, 13:30

Richard Bowlby at Shakespeare Hospice

The Shakespeare Hospice are running a CPD event "Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory" with Richard Bowlby on 5th November. Click here for further details and to book. Cristina Hands at the hospice has also asked if you could pass this on to anyone else who might be interested - not only counsellors.

Tue 06 September 2016, 16:40

BBCFour: Genius of the Modern World

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Wed 06 July 2016, 17:53

Book exchange

Following a suggestion at the recent SSLC we are trialing a new Book Exchange web page

Wed 25 May 2016, 21:12

1:1 IT support and Digital skills workshops

If students need help using computers, producing presentations, searching for information or any other aspect of using technology to support their studies then help is on hand...

Tue 26 April 2016, 12:39


Please give us your feedback!

Tue 16 February 2016, 10:49

Open Door Youth Counselling 50th Anniversary Celebrations


Featuring keynote speeches by Professor Brian Thorne, Professor Michael Carroll and including comedy, spoken word, drama, and music....

Tue 19 September 2017, 11:49

BAPCA Student Competition

The British Association for the Person-Centered Approach invites you to participate in our annual student competition to win free membership of BAPCA for a year.

Wed 06 September 2017, 12:44

Racism on Campus – roundtable discussion

This event invites students and staff at Warwick to participate in a roundtable discussion on addressing and combatting racism in the University.

Thu 17 November 2016, 11:53

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