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 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.
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
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.
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
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)
Any questions or queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org