This year, The Students' Union has decided to extend their Black History Month campaign into a year-long “Celebrating Black Excellence” campaign. This aims to showcase Black people of excellence, address misconceptions about Black history, and empower the Black community to achieve greater heights with their chosen fields.
The campaign provides an opportunity to celebrate individuals and events, which have shaped African and Caribbean communities, as well as our collective history.
It also provides space for Black students to explore and articulate their own experiences, and a focus for the whole University community to discuss and address the on-going challenges facing Black communities in Britain and around the world.
This year we are running a range of events, including panel discussions on the attainment gap, workshops surrounding male mental health, as well as live music events, vendor fairs, art competitions, and poetry nights. We welcome ALL students to engage with as many events as they can, and keep in touch by hashtagging #UWEBlackExcellence. See you all there!