Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students

Our work to support undergraduate Black Asian Minority Ethnic students is encompassed in our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success Programme.

Student advocates

We have a team of student BME Success Advocates who work with students and staff to understand the challenges faced by BAME students. They have three areas of focus: reviewing, belonging and events.

There is now a University BAME resource site to access the work of the advocates and the programme. 

Click this link to access:
- Reviewing team details
- BAME Student Inclusion Guide
- Posters and campaigns materials

If you would like to know more or have students who you think would benefit from these activities. 

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 0886


Throughout the year you can attend events such as Black History Monthinternational celebrations, take part in workshops, hear talks by high-profile speakers and connect with other BAME students.

Upcoming Events

Ramadan Kareem: Celebrate and Learn virtual event
As we welcome the month of Ramadan for our Muslims students and staff, we would like to invite you to join us for an online virtual celebrate and learn session.
Join us via Blackboard on Thursday April 30, 4-5pm 

Virtual iftar
Every Friday this Ramadan the Care Leavers & Estranged students network will be hosting a virtual Iftar via zoom, where all Muslim students who are celebrating Ramadan alone can come together to breakfast.
Join the facebook event now.

BMWTBlack Men and Women sitting around the room BMWT sessions

Black Men and Black Women Talk is a space for black* students to discuss their life experiences and interpretations of them.
Sessions will focus on exploring and sharing various wellbeing techniques.*Bristol students who identify black (African, Caribbean or Mixed heritage).

If you would like to be added to the BMWT mailing list

BAME Student Experience

In February 2017, the University commissioned a report to understand the BAME Students' University Experience. The report highlighted that BAME students can experience a lack of community, belonging and isolation from an un-diverse curriculum to lack of visible role models in staff representation at the University. 

Following the publication of this report, a task and finish group developed a whole university action plan to address the BAME students’ experience and attainment gap. The plan was reviewed again this year 2018/19 academic year.

Report and Support

If you experience or witness any incidents of racism, prejudice or harassment, please:

  • Contact us by using our Report and Support service to report incidents anonymously or to get advice
  • Contact the police (by visiting your local police station) or by phone
  • Contact SARI for free, confidential support for victims of hate crime in Bristol

Nilaari is a culturally appropriate counselling service providing help and support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. 

BAME students can receive up to 5 free counselling sessions.

BME Success News

BAME Student Newsletter
The BME Success newsletter includes information, opportunities and events for Black Asian Minority Ethnic Students.
March 2020
February 2020

January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019

BAME Student Blogs
Blogs written by our BAME students focus on topical issues, events and initiatives from across the University and beyond.

Hannah Egueye, BME Success Advocate
The importance of the Race Charter Mark and why you should share your views?

Kofo Sodiq-Ajala, BME Success Advocate 
BME Success: A UoB Self-Questioning Exercise

Priya Tailor, BME Success Advocate
Diwali Celebration Contrary to What You Think!

David Charles, Recent Graduate, Vet school
Young vet bring home new ideas to talk lack of diversity in Profession

If there are any activities or initiatives you would like to share, please contact Robiu Salisu

Be More Empowered (BME) for Success brochure

Our BME for Success brochure (PDF, 4,902kB) provides examples of projects our advocates are working on and can be a part of.

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