The University of Huddersfield has a diverse student body, including Black, Asian, Arabic and other minority ethnic students. We use the term BAME to refer to students that are of, but not excluded to, Asian, Arabic, Chinese or Afro-Caribbean descent. As a Students’ Union, it is important to explore the student experience and gain insight into particular challenges that students face. The Attainment Gap is the difference between UK white students achieving a First or 2:1 degree in comparison to UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. The BAME attainment gap is a growing concern in universities and here, at The University of Huddersfield, we have 25.5% gap between UK white students and UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students achieving a First Class Honours. We want to make sure we are supporting and empowering you to close the attainment gap and have a successful learning experience here at Huddersfield.
We're looking for passionate and motivated students to become BAME Ambassadors to ensure that BAME students are heard, better represented and voice their views from a position of authenticity. Not sure what different terms mean? Check out our Be Brave With Language sheet.
If you become a BAME Ambassador, here are some of the activities you will be involved in:
Here are just some of the activities/changes the BAME Ambassadors have secured over the year:
That is just a few highlights, there is many more, including the BAME Ambassadors holding their own conference - HSU's perspective on tackling the BAME Attainment Gap, which saw over 50 Student Unions attend.
Applications to be a BAME Ambassador are now open, if you identify as a student of Black, Asian, Arab or another Minority Ethnicity (BAME) and would like to get involved, or if you have any questions, please email Raph