Welcome to the BAME Staff Network

The BAME Staff Network is a group for self-identified Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues, and those of mixed heritage, from across job families at both campuses.

This Network offers safer spaces for BAME colleagues to interact socially, intellectually, and more importantly, raise our voices, introduce innovative ideas, and collectively advance race equality within the university.

This website introduces our values and principles, highlights upcoming and recent events, and provides resources on race and anti-racism.

Our Mission

Advocate

To collectively hold the University accountable to its stated commitment to challenge racism and discrimination whenever identified.

Celebrate

Actively honour and commemorate the range of cultures across both campuses through social events; highlight the achievements of BAME staff.

Wellbeing and Professional Development

Provide a range of informal and formal opportunities for BAME colleagues to identify, address and achieve their wellbeing and career needs and goals.

Join us

Our membership has grown considerably since our relaunch in October 2019. Members have expressed how valuable being part of this community has been for them. Hear from some of them in our Staff Spotlight.

To join the network please send an email to Sally-Anne Taylor. You will then be added to the staff email list where we send out communications about achievements, events, opportunities and meetings. If you would like to contribute to goals outlined in our mission, please contact the BAME Staff Network co-chairs Tara Nadi and Upul Wijayantha-Kahagala-Gamage.

Photo of Tara Nadi

Tara Nadi

BAME Staff Network co-chair

Upul Wijayantha

Upul Wijayantha

BAME Staff Network co-chair