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15 Nov 2018

Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network relaunches with celebratory event

Last year, the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network reformed and in April 2018, the Network celebrated the University’s commitment to supporting BAME staff by signing up to the Race Equality Charter.

To continue this celebration, the members of the Network are relaunching the group with an event on Wednesday 21 November.

The aims of the event are to raise awareness of the Network, and encourage black and minority ethnic staff to engage and to build on the progress made by the University in addressing race equality.

All black and minority ethnic staff and other school and department representatives have been invited to attend over the lunchtime period between 12pm-2pm at Burleigh Court. There will be speakers, multi-cultural music, dancers and food to enjoy.

Speakers include Richard Taylor, Chief Operating Officer and the University’s Race Equality Champion, and Amanda Daley, Professor of Behavioural Medicine from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. 

Following this, there will be an afternoon drop-in session from 2pm-4pm for BME staff to come and meet members of the support network, who can explain the purpose of the group and answer any questions staff members might have.

Co-Chair of the Network, Veronica Moore, said: “We want this event to be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black staff at all levels and to celebrate the progress the University is making in addressing racial inequality across the staff and student community.”

To find out more details about the event, please email Veronica Moore at Further information about the BME Network and other staff groups can be found here.