Student events

Staff and students come together for Race in Your Face III

Last week the Union run its third annual Race in Your Face event. Around 40 people attended and it was fantastic to see a wide range of students and staff from across the University.

The event involved three panel discussions on decolonising the curriculum, identity and belonging, and the BAME attainment gap, followed by an opportunity for guests to network. The audience were incredibly engaged and the whole evening was full of inspiring and thoughtful discussion throughout. 

We'd like to particularly thank our panel members, listed below, for contributing their thoughts and ideas and Olly Tolu-Ogunpolu, our BAME Network Chair, for proposing the event and ensuring its successful continuation. 

If you would like further information on how you can be involved with the BAME Network then please click here.

Panels:

Decolonising the Curriculum
  • Patricia Gilbert (Chair) – PhD student
  • Jasmine Okonkwo- Nigerian Society Secretary 
  • Amisha Ramdut- Undergraduate Law student
  • Romulo Nascimento- BAME Network
  • Olly Tolu-Ogunpolu - BAME Network Chair
Belonging and Identity
  • Olly Tolu-Ogunpolu (Chair) - BAME Network Chair
  • Iqra Ismail - Somali Society President
  • Jasmine Okonkwo- Nigerian Society Secretary 
  • Amisha Ramdut- Undergraduate Law student
  • Romulo Nascimento- BAME Network
BME Attainment Gap
  • Dr. Mary McKeever (Chair) – Principal Lecturer in Higher Education, Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement
  • Dr Jessica Gagnon - Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Sociology
  • Rama Hilouneh - VP Education & Democracy Elect
  • Olly Tolu-Ogunpolu - BAME Network Chair
  • Jasmine Okonkwo- Nigerian Society Secretary 
  • Romulo Nascimento- BAME Network



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