BAME Staff Network

Welcome to the BAME Staff Network

We are here to create a community for both academic and professional members of staff from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, where we can connect with each other and feel a sense of belonging.

Through sharing our experiences, we want to bring new perspectives and fresh ideas that help drive change to ensure that the University of Bristol is welcoming to all.

Thank you,

University of Bristol BAME Staff Network Committee 

How can you get involved with the network?

Staff at the University of Bristol/Bristol SU who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (also known as BAME) can join freely.

To join the network, please email us at You'll be added to the mailing list to receive details of upcoming events and socials, as well as relevant news and information and consultation and updates on the work the Committee are doing on your behalf with the University

There are 2 meetings a year. If you do need to get in contact with the network, please do send an email (

BAME Staff Network Socials

The network organises monthly/regular socials which get put on the website and are advertised in our newsletter. If you have any ideas for a social please contact the network

Share information with the BAME Staff Network

Please use this form to let the committee know about anything you'd like publicised to the BAME staff network. This will be most commonly done through our termly newsletter.

Information provided might be particularly pertinent for BAME members of staff but may not necessarily be exclusive to a BAME audience.

How to contact us

Keep up to date with the network including all events and news related items. 

Find us on Yammer

Find us on Facebook

Who We Are

 Reuben Chatterjee is a Widening Participation and Undergraduate Recruitment Officer at the University of Bristol.  He coordinates Bristol Scholars, a programme that that aims to address complex disadvantage faced by local prospective students, recognising that local people may face multiple barriers to accessing education.

As co-chair of the network, Reuben is looking forward to engaging with other staff from BAME backgrounds and championing our voices in the wider University community.

 Sumayyah Malna is a Lecturer/Solicitor at the University of Bristol Law School. She spends half her time running pro bono legal cases for the local community with students in the Law Clinic, and the other half teaching and working within the Law School's Careers and Employability team. 

Ever passionate about social justice and anti-racism, Sumayyah is looking forward to working with other organisations within the University to promote equality for all colleagues of colour.