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 paid BAME 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.

Click this link to access supporting documents for BAME students:

- BAME student inclusion guide

Inclusive guide for supporting Muslim students

- Reviewing team advocates details

- Posters and campaigns materials

If you would like to know more, or have students who you think would benefit from being included in these activities


Tel: +44 (0)117 331 0886


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

Upcoming Events

Tiers of Laughter: Online Comedy Show Monday, 21 December 2020 15:30 – 17:00 

Join us for this free online virtual comedy show with Michael Odewale; featured on BBC Mock The Week, Charlie George; featured on BBC Asian Network and Nabil Abdulrashid; Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalist.

Before the comedy starts, there will be an opportunity to chat and meet other attendees through Remo, the virtual platform. This presents a wonderful opportunity to meet students and staff staying in Bristol over the holidays, and make new friends all from the comfort of your own room.

Book your free ticket here

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.

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.

BME Success News

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

January 2020

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!

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

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.

Watch a recording of our recent webinar on responding to racism (recording begins at 01:00)

Job opportunities

The Student Inclusion Team are looking for a Graduate Intern role from University of Bristol 18/19 or 19/20 graduate cohort to play a key part in improving the experience and success of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students, and international students.

Click here to apply 
Salary range: £17,500 per annum
Hours of work: Full time, Fixed term: 35 hours per week, 
Normal hours of work: 9.00am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Dates of employment: January 2021 – July 2021. Some flexibility on the start date
Applications close on 5 Jan 2021
Any questions or queries, please contact
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