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16 Oct 2020

Loughborough staff come together for Black History Month panel

On Wednesday 14 October, a panel of staff from the University and Students’ Union came together online to discuss the experiences of black people in the UK and on campus.

Former Loughborough students Tara Nadi (Politics and International Relations 2020), a Graduate Management Trainee, and Fejiro Aman (Mechanical Engineering 2020), Vice President at LSU, were joined by Dr James Esson, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Co-Chair of the BAME Staff Network. The discussion was chaired by the University’s Chief Operating Officer and Race Equality Champion (Senior Management), Richard Taylor.

The panel recognised the University’s efforts towards anti-racism, work on the Race Equality Charter and actions taken against racist behaviour when it arises.

The panellists discussed having issues with finding suitable hairdressers, the forming of black communities at the University and in student populations and feeling “out of place in the UK”.

Find out more about Race Equality Charter.

If you are interested in seeing the event recording, please get in touch.

This event is part of the University's Black History Month activities. Find out more

 

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