Allyship plays a critical role in helping us to dismantle inequalities within our society. Allyship is about building positive relationships, holding ourselves and others accountable and is a lifelong journey.
Allyship involves being empathic, actively listening to the lived experiences of marginalised groups, calling out racism, standing in solidarity and taking action. Anyone has the ability to be an ally and embedding allyship into professional practice can influence change within an organisation and provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
As part of the Bridging the Gap to Leadership project we have explored what it means to be an ally within placement settings, allyship in the form of peer-to-peer support, allyship within the student-practice educator relationship and allyship in the workplace.