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.
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 https://uob.sharepoint.com/:f:/t/grp-BMESuccess/EtPyb2Qh5rRMt-ghHzaGA3sBT4-gY962lLq_pDmqQXjxmg?e=b4xdQv 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.