We mark Black History Month, valuing diversity in our University and the benefits this brings to students and staff throughout the year.

We explore the cultures and histories of people of African descent through our research and teaching, and the activities of our staff and students.  

Black History Month activities

Many of the events this year will continue the conversations highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this year. All students and staff are encouraged to attend this year’s Black History Month activities.

This exciting programme has been pulled together by the student BME Network in collaboration with the Bristol SU events team and BME Success Programme

Towards a decolonised university panel event

The University of Bristol is committed towards addressing the effects of Britain’s colonial past on our institution and teaching. 

Our panel of speakers will be discussing the importance of critical engagement with the ways in which the knowledge and resources we encounter at university is shaped by the impact of colonial power structures, and how do we create solutions which addresses racism and colonial legacies in our university. We hope this free panel event will encourage discussion among students, staff and members of the wider public.

Black History Month provides an important and timely opportunity to explore Black history, to reflect on and celebrate the contribution of Black and Black heritage staff and students to our University, and to discuss ways in which we can deliver our shared commitment to addressing structural and cultural racism

Professor Judith Squires, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

BAME Staff Advisory Group

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BME Network Student page

BME Student Network provides a safe space within the University of Bristol Students’ Union for self-identifying BME students at Bristol. Follow us on Facebook.

Bristol BME Power List

In joint partnership, the University, Bristol Students's Union and Bristol 24/7 have published the names of Bristol's 100 most inspiring and influential Black and Minority Ethnic People, as nominated by members of the Bristol community. The aim of the Bristol BME Powerlist is to improve links between students and the wider Bristol community, and to provide students with more visible BME role models to inspire them in their own careers, activities and engagement with the city.

Windrush Generation - Hostile Environment Bill: student poem

Windrush migrant and MA student, Eulinda Antonette Clarke-Akalanne, delivers a thought-provoking performance of her poem about the experiences of the Windrush Generation and the Hostile Environment Bill 2013.

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