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Do you ever see or feel that there is an underrepresentation of BAME people within your University or workplace? Have you ever thought about how you can be a part of improving and helping to change this? and Do you enjoy networking with people from across academia and industry?

If the answer to these questions is yes. Then this event provides you with the platform to talk about ‘Being BME in STEM’ and what that means. This opportunity will not only allow everyone to converse about the recruitment and retention of BAME people in STEM subjects but also listen and hear from each other about how to improve our STEM departments and workplaces for every individual.

This an invaluable opportunity for you to network with academics from numerous different STEM departments, the Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake, as well as various local STEM companies.

There will be £20 prizes on the day for the best contribution to our table discussions (questions are shown below) followed by some delicious food from areas in North Africa and Spain, sourced from local Bristol food venders. Drinks will also be provided as well (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

We are starting a movement towards actively creating greater inclusivity and a better environment for all students and staff.


Be a part of it.


There will be an chance to donate to a local charity (which yet to be decided).

Questions

1) How do we generate an increase in interest from BME students to STEM subjects?

2) How do we tackle a climate of microaggression and racism in STEM?

3) What does an inclusive education system look like and what changes can we make to the delivery of STEM subjects at Bristol?

4) How can we improve employability opportunities for BME students in STEM and create a stronger link with employers and businesses in Bristol?

Agenda

12:50-1:00 – Networking and nibbles

1.00-1.05 - Introductory Talk- Event organiser

1.05-1:20 – First academic speaker setting the scene about being BME in academia and barriers that they have faced.

1:20-1:35 - Break for networking.

1:35-1:50 - Second speaker to discuss their journey into STEM

1:50-2:35 – Roundtable discussion/workshop

2:35-3:35 – Present ideas to the panel.

3:35-4:00 – Giving out prizes and closing remarks.

4:00-5:00 – Company reception/ Food and drink


Panellists include:

Dr. Mark Richards- Imperial College London

Dr. Erinma Ochu- University of Salford Manchester: School of Environment & Life Sciences

Professor Christina Hicks- Lancaster university: Environmental Social Scientist

Professor Fred Manby- University of Bristol: Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Nasra Ayrub-SU representative


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