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Closing the Gap
BAME Ambassadors

Here are just some of the activities/changes the BAME Ambassadors have secured over the past two years:

 

  • Delivered a workshop and panel presentation at the 2018 and 2019 University Teaching and Learning Conference on BAME student experiences.
  • Sat on various committees and meetings challenging the university to create change that supports BAME students and ensures they are using qualitative data to understand student experiences.
  • Working with numerous academics to support them to create an inclusive curriculum.
  • Introduced the Inclusive Participation Policy as part of the training for student groups.
  • Influenced the Students’ Union to submit to the Investing in Ethnicity and Race Maturity Matrix, of which is was accredited for in 2018.
  • Developed an online tracker to support and monitor change.
  • Spurred on the recreation of the universities BAME staff network.
  • Provided feedback from BAME students on mental health and wellbeing, placements, safety on campus, hate crime reporting and NUS Black Students Campaign name change.
  • Ran a nationally recognised campaign with the library, called Broaden My Bookshelf, to diversify library resources.
  • Raised over £700 for charities linked with people of colour.
  • Ran numerous campaigns that engaged over 1000 students throughout the two years focussing on Islamophobia and microaggresions.
  • Developed EDI in the Union and the University.
  • BAME Ambassadors have attended activist training, roundtable discussions with Universities UK and NUS as well as attended several other conferences.
  • BBC Short Stories feature on ‘How I learn to love my skin colour’.
  • Won 'Campaign of the Year' at the SU Awards.
  • Won Students' Union of the year at the NUS Black Students' Conference.
  • Shortlisted for Campaign and Representation award at the NUS awards.
  • Inputted into the NUS, UUK report on the attainment gap, #ClosingTheGap.
  • Held their own conference - HSU's perspective on tackling the BAME Attainment Gap, which saw over 50 Student Unions attend.