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Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network Group

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The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network Group is a vibrant forum to exchange views and help provide an authoritative voice for staff within the University and its associated group of companies.

We have been instrumental in helping the University to shape the direction of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy within the University.

We believe that any network group depends on social as well as professional interaction, so you will be pleased to know that we also organise (fairly) regular social events.

Aims of the group

  • Promote race equality through active involvement and consultation on the University's strategy, policies and guidance on race equality.
  • Monitor and assess the effective implementation of actions created in relation to the Race Equality Charter Mark.
  • Campaign and lobby on race equality by preparing submissions to public consultations, public forums and University governing bodies.
  • Work closely with other units or centres including the Equality and Diversity Unit and organisations which campaign for race equality in and across the University, such as the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre, the University Students' Union and the Campus Trade Unions.
  • Provide the opportunity to connect and share experiences about working at the University.
  • Provide support, guidance and signposting where appropriate, including development opportunities.

The full remit of the group can be seen in our Terms of Reference.

Upcoming Meetings

we are holding our next BAME staff network social on Thursday 28th September from 11 am- 2 pm at the Engineering Building A (MECD), Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL 

 We would like as many people to attend as possible as it will give you the chance and opportunity to help change and shape the future of the network.

There will be lunch served at the event and a detailed agenda and plan will be sent closer to the time.

Please register using the link below:


To help shape the agenda we would be grateful if you could also fill in the short survey below:



Please e-mail for further information.


BAME Co-Chairs

Our BAME Staff Network Chairs were elected into position in 2023.


Sameena Rashid 

In addition to my role as Deputy School Operations Manager within the faculty of Science and Engineering, I hold the position of EDI Operations Lead for the School of Engineering. I work closely with the School Head of EDI and our EDI intern. Together, we have progressed our Athena Swan action plan, built a dedicated EDI Sharepoint site, organised Women in Engineering Network events, and are currently developing an EDI Student Network. This Network will be a student-led safe space to facilitate upstream communication, leading to actionable improvements and positive change within UoM. Before joining UoM, I worked as a Client Relationship and Project Manager. As a result, I have significant experience in building relationships with a variety of people from different backgrounds. I am passionate about EDI and believe in the power of connecting with others by sharing stories and experiences.


Barinur Rashid

I am the co-chair of the social justice group at the Manchester Museum looking at policies within the museum to ensure equality, diversity, and inclusion and embed Social Responsibility goals and Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access. This has provided me with significant experience in leading and managing cultural and organisational change. As the chair I have implemented changes in our recruitment policies, to ensure they are inclusive, open and transparent. I am looking forward to leading the network by driving forward change through networking recommending policy changes and working with our partners. I have over 15 years of experience in EDI work in various educational and cultural institutions. I am passionate about eliminating inequalities and closing inequality gaps in order to achieve equity and social mobility through meaningful actions and change.



BAME Election documents:



Please e-mail for further information.

In an attempt to accommodate the differing working hours of our members, the time of future meetings will vary. Changes will be communicated via this page and email. If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be, please email:

Further information

You can join the mailing list and contact the Chairs by emailing:




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