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 documents for supporting 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

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

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

In conversation with Lord Boateng, April 22, 17:30 - 18:30

Virtual Iftar: Come Dine With Us, April 15, 19:45 - 20:45

Black Men and Women Talk, March 26, 18:00 - 19:30

Drinking Sunsets, March 30

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 as Black (African, Caribbean or Mixed heritage).

Register here for:

Black Men Talk

Black Women Talk

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 in the year 2018/19 academic year with detailed plans here


BAME Student Newsletter
The BME Success newsletter includes information, opportunities and events for Black Asian Minority Ethnic Students.
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021

December 2020
November 2020
October 2020

BAME Student Blogs
Blogs written by our BAME students focus on topical issues, events and initiatives from across the University and beyond.

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 unacceptable behaviour

If you experience or witness any incidents of racism, prejudice or harassment, please report this as unacceptable behaviour:

  • •You can report anonymously, or give your name and receive follow up contact and support. Our reporting unacceptable behaviour page explains more about how to make a report and what will happen next. 
  • 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)

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.

Funding opportunities

University Hardship fund

If you are having financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic you can apply for our Coronavirus Impact Fund. Contact the Student Funding Office to discuss with an adviser what support might be available (

Student Inclusion Engagement Fund

The Student Inclusion team are looking for ideas from student societies and groups for belonging and affirmation events for all students. Please email BAME Student Inclusion Officer for more details.

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