Spill The Tea magazine - call out for student contributionsopportunity 4 February 2020
Spill The Tea is a digital magazine created as part of an Education incubator project on ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’. It aims to share ideas, provoke discussion, and use creativity as a way to give voice to issues affecting BAME students at the University of Exeter.
The ’Stormzy effect’ has led to more Black students going to Oxbridge Universities, but why are there still so few ethnic minority students in Exeter? How do you feel being in this minority? What could the University do to support you, and encourage greater diversity in the student body? So here’s the chance to spill the tea, and tell us what you think and feel about studying and life in the University!
This could be how you feel about what is – and isn’t – taught in your discipline; the power structures created by forms of teaching and assessment; life around campus; social media; how to cope with the dominant ‘whiteness’ of university life. Contributions could be an extract from an essay or piece of creative work you’ve done for your course that relates to these issues; an article discussing the issues and your experience; a creative written response in the form of prose, poetry, visual artwork, or photographs taken around the campus and city that reflect your experience.
To help you create your contributions we will be holding two workshops, one on creative writing and one on photography, which will be free to attend, and help give you skills and advice. Once you’ve registered your interest in contributing to the magazine, we’ll let you know details of the workshops.
The call out for student contributions closes on 17th February.
Download the full call out (including some starting points for contributions).