Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students

Our work to support undergraduate Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students is encompassed in our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success Programme. The programme aims to improve the experience and celebrate the success of students from these backgrounds.

The Be More Empowered (BME) for Success programme

We launched the BME Success programme in May 2019. The programme employs and trains current BAME students as advocates to work with students and staff to understand challenges faced by BAME students. They have three areas of focus: reviewing, belonging and events. 

If you would like to know more about the Be More Empowered for Success Programme or have students who might benefit from being involved in these activities. 


A laptop screen showing several people attending a virtual meeting. Our Events

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

Events for Students 

Our Belonging Projects

Black Men and Women Talk - Monthly discussion that aims to establish a safe, supportive and understanding environment for Black students that identify as Male/Female to discuss their lived experiences and well-being.

Alternative Asians - Termly discussions that aim to promote wellbeing and racial empowerment amongst East Asian students, through informal chats and workshops. 

BAME Student Experience 2021 report

The University of Bristol has commissioned a report by Cosmos Engagement Ltd to help us capture and understand the university experience of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. Access the report here

Event listings

Use your camera to scan the QR code to access our current event listings

Be More Empowered portraits

The Be More Empowered portraits (PDF, 8,084kB) which are on permanent display in the Reception Room of the Wills Memorial Building, commemorate the first anniversary of the University’s Be More Empowered for Success programme.

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