Ensuring you have diversity of people in images is important so members of our community feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. When you see yourself represented in visual materials it helps to be aspirational. The concept of ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ is very real for both students and staff. For students this is particularly significant as they are in a stage of shaping their future. You have a powerful role to play in carefully selecting images that not only will not reinforce stereotypes but also challenge these ideas.
Below are examples of common stereotypes and images that assist in challenging these ideas: