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Black History Month 2016


The Black History Month 2016 programme provide an overview of a range of activities within Dorset. is a result of collaboration between:

- Bournemouth University
- Students' Union Bournemouth University
- Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust
- Dorset Race Equality Council





Wednesday 5 October 


11:00-12:00 Race in higher education: the national picture on students

Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit. The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus


To run a one-day event which explores the issue of under-representation of British Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) students within the media disciplines. 



10:00-12:00 Are you a British student from a black and minority ethnic background? - We need your help!


We are looking for British Black and Minority Ethnic students to take part in a session that will help BU understand your experiences of life at Bournemouth University.

There will be FREE food and drinks, plus every participant will receive a £2.50 SUBU voucher to spend in one of our restaurants or the shop. This is a really exciting opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you.

The session is 5th October between 10am-12pm


Venue : Kimmeridge House

Type Democracy / Student Voice

Start date Wednesday 05-10-2016 - 10:00

End date Wednesday 05-10-2016 - 12:00

Capacity 100


12:30-17:00 Diversity symposium: Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) home students within Media Production

The event aims to bring together academics and professional support staff, along with visiting speakers, to address the issues that arise for BAME students at all stages of the student journey, from application to career progression

Speakers: Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit; Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser; Charlie Souter-Philips, Vice-President Welfare; Marc Boothe, Creative Director, B3 Media


Friday 14 October

09:30-16:30 Black Minority Ethnic Health Inequalities and research

A partnership event to celebrate Black History Month 2016 with a morning that focusses on BME Health Inequalities and research. The afternoon will be a celebration of Caribbean music starring Alfred The Great.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Bournemouth


Wedneday 26 October 

13:30-16:45: Decolonising the University

This workshop seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to:

- understand the historical background to racial diversity in the Higher Education context
- critically reflect on their own thinking and practice in relation to diversity and inclusivity.
- think about the scale and nature of the challenge at the institutional level.
- consider and develop action strategies for meeting the challenge.

Speakers: Dr Josephine Kwhali  and Dr Gurnam Singh Coventry University

Venue: The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

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