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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) support

Bame Support available from DAI

To access BAME* Support Service please complete the BAME Support referral identifying what support you would like (eg 1:1 or group support). A booking link will be sent to your student email.   

If a concern relates to safeguarding, hate crime, domestic abuse (including honour based violence) , sexual violence, mental health and wellbeing, stalking , substance misuse or bullying and harassment. Report confidentially for yourself or someone else through the Incident Reporting Portal

For information about the Disability Support, Wellbeing Advisors, Mental Health Support Team and Counselling visit the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity webpage.  

Please visit the External Support and Resources tab for external information.

If you have any questions, queries or feedback please email dai@lboro.ac.uk.

 

Inclusivity to Loughborough Students

The Duty Assessment and Inclusivity (DAI) Team are proud that students and staff at Loughborough University have a range of backgrounds and come from a variety of countries. We are focused on welcoming all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME*) students to the Loughborough University Community and support inclusivity.

The Duty, Assessment and Inclusivity Team recognises a range of issues can cause a variety of emotional responses for BAME* students. These issues could be:  

  • Race based stress
  • Race based trauma
  • Systemic / institutional racism  
  • Microaggressions
  • Unequal systems/ processes
  • Global events
  • Protests, Movements and Activism
  • Oppression and Discrimination
  • Under representation of Ethnic Minorities
  • Bias in the media
  • Alienation and Isolation
  • Social Media Posts
  • News Coverage

These feelings can impact on your day to day experiences, emotional wellbeing and access to academic studies.

The DAI team are committed to opening the conversation of the impact of these issues on individuals and striving towards an inclusive future for all.

The COVID-19 situation has increased difficulties for many, including disproportionately impacting International students who are studying in Loughborough.

 

*The DAI team  recognise the problematic terminology of the term ‘BAME’ and understand it should never replace the immense diversity and distinct ethic identities of each individual.

Information for International Students

Student Advice and Support Service (SASS) provide free, confidential and impartial advice on many matters related to your time at university. They offer advice to International Students, including advice regarding accommodation and finances for students impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions. To book an appointment click here .  

Get Involved

External Support

  • The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network - has collated a directory of services available throughout the UK which offer free counselling specifically set up to service the BME community.
  • The Race Equality Centre offer information and guidance and support resources.
  • Student Minds provide support for students on Student Space.
  • Student Space - Muslim students. Offering phone, email, webchat and whattsapp support for Muslim students.
  • Sikh help line- offering 24/7 phone or email support on various topics.
  • Black Minds Matter mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
  • Black Mental Health Matters. An Instagram account promoting mental health issues for Black individuals.
  • Young Minds writes an article about how racism is damaging to mental health.
  • Vanclaron. Based in Nottingham. Empowering individuals from Racialised Minority community to live well and take control of their wellbeing. 
  • Richmond Fellowship Live Link offer a ‘BAME Support Group Every Wednesday 2-3 pm and additional student and mental health groups.
  • Universities UK share the impact of race on International Students. 
  • Black, African, Asian Therapy Network. Home of the largest network of counsellors and psycotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean heritage in the UK
  • Samaritans . Students can call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org for 24/7 support for those having a difficult time.
  • Central Access Point.  For Urgent Mental health support call 0116 2953060 or 0808 800 3302.
  • Shout is a text based counselling service. Text 85258
  • Staying Alive app (download here) provides a pocket suicide prevention resource with information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis.
  • Vita Health Group. In partnership with the NHS, Vita Health Group offer a range of short term psychological therapies (counselling and CBT therapy) to adults who are registered with a GP in Leicestershire.

Useful resources

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic attainment at Universities #Closing the gap. Click here
  • Tackling racial harassment universities challenged. Click here
  • The White Elephant in the room. Ideas for reducing racial inequalities in higher education. Click here to read the report.
  • About the Race Equality Charter. Click here
  • There are a number of resources (videos, articles, books) available online covering various aspects of race, racism and being anti-racist. Click here
  • Loughborough University’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Page. Click here
  • Key religious and awareness dates calendar. Click here
  • Loughborough University News BAME support. Click here

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