Human Library Talks - 'Time for Change: Action Not Words'

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Wednesday 12 October 2022 to Wednesday 26 October 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Disruptive Media Learning Lab Teaching Room, 3rd Floor, Frederick Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DD


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Please note that these are in person events with no option to join in online.

The concept of the Human Library talk is a space that offers dialogue through personal conversation: ‘It is a library of people ready to talk and share what they know and have experiences. It’s a space for open and honest conversations and exploration and a space where the main speaker is a ‘human book’ sharing their story, their knowledge and their truths. Here is a link to explain: 

Join the BME Staff Network for this series, where invited colleagues will reflect on this year’s Black History Month theme: Time for Change: Action not Words and their experiences, with opportunities for audience participation.


12 October- Melissa Coley

Melissa joined Coventry University Online December 2020, as a Learning Designer supporting academic staff with the development and transformation of online courses. She coaches and trains academics on the authoring process of designing online learning content. She has ten years’ experience working in education and her specialism and area of interest is inclusive curriculum and assessment.  She has a MA in Digital Technology, Communication and Education, with knowledge of teaching online, and blended learning. The work she undertakes helps to improve the learning experience for all online learners.

19 October- Dr Maxine Pryce-Miller

Dr Maxine Pryce-Miller, Associate Professor-Curriculum Lead has a number of postgraduate and undergraduate nursing courses that falls under her portfolio at Coventry University.  Maxine’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in health education. She has conducted research on examining discrimination and racism for marginalised groups within Higher Education, intersectionality and examining the lives of Black and Asian minority ethnic group.  Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion.  

26 October- Chukwuma Madu

Chucks Madu is currently a Project Manager at Coventry University Group with more than six (6) years’ experience in connecting strategy to operations across various sectors for organisations like Heineken & Sony Music Entertainment. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business from Coventry University.

In his role as Project Manager of a diversity and equality project – Black Interns Project – Chucks frequently engages with employers, strategic partners and other stakeholders for buy-ins. His ability to sell value with social justice has seen global employers such as Ralph Lauren, Kellogg’s and Manpower Group become partners with Coventry University to create work opportunities for students, eliminate ethnic attainment gaps and create inclusive work environments.

Chucks’ mantra is simple – dedicated to a life of what can I give – and this has positively shaped his ability to think critically and produce positive results. Outside of work, you would find him reading a book, listening to music or watching/playing football on the pitch with his mates.