About TILIIs

TILIIs is an interest group at Bishop Grosseteste University formed in August 2020 to engage in discussion, debate, and sharing of useful education resources that address the long-standing corrosive effects of inequality and the legacies of other Post-Colonial issues on our contemporary society. The group reviews library resources and collection lists, and welcomes teaching staff throughout the BGU campus into its `safe space’ atmosphere where emotional and practical support are offered for addressing difficult topics that might arise with students.

While this group interacts actively with others who have shared goals, membership consists of teaching staff (including graduate level staff engaged in teaching, trainee teachers, and Hourly Paid Lecturers) and those engaged with educational resources throughout the campus. Please get in touch with Sheine (sheine.peart@bishopg.ac.uk) if you would like to join this group. Please get in touch with Rose (rose.roberto@bishopg.ac.uk) if you want to submit a `Here's My Story' article or suggest material for the BGU library.

The group’s name, `Telling it Like it Is’ pays homage to a research project undertaken by Dr Sheine Peart and completed in 2020, which explored the experiences of BAME students at BGU. It also builds on existing work by BGU Library teams regarding establishing different collections and materials to support and promote inclusivity. TILIIs is well supported by both the BGU Library and academic schools and departments, and facilitates opportunities to engage in discussion and debate issues regarding different resource materials. It also share ideas and resources and collectively pool ideas to explore and address existing and emerging concerns. This group fulfils a wider BGU ambition to be a more inclusive and welcoming environment.