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BAME Staff Network Group Events

We run a number of events throughout the year and suggestions are always welcome.


The Division of Alumni Relations have a regulalry updated podcast series and some of these may be of interest to the group:

Trishna Bharadia who is an Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Trishna talks about living with MS amd her passion for disability advocacy.

Naa Acqua was General Secretary at the Student's Union 2015-2017

Past Events

2019 Wear Red Day.  Once again we supported the national Show Racism the Red Card Day with photoshots around the campus.  You can read more in these articles: Support Wear Red Day Staff and Students Show Their Support

October 2019 - we had a fantastic event for Black History Month and you can find out more on this page.

2019 Summer BBQ - 25th July 4pm - 6pm - our annual big social 

2018 Wear Red Day.  Staff gathered to 'show racism the red card' on Friday 19 October:

Image of red card day 2018

21 March 2018 - 14.45-17.10 Simon Building Lecture Theatre D

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

"Culturally Aware Health Care Services"

  • Dr Hema Radhakrishnan- Associate Dean for Social Responsibility, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
  • Sandra Cahill- Specialist midwife for asylum seekers, St Mary’s Hospital
  • Dr Dawn Edge- BME Women & Mental Health: UoM Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Neil Bendel- Public Health Specialist (Health intelligence)
  • Becoming culturally aware. A workshop to discuss how patient’s cultural differences can affect their treatment.

Here's a flavour of what's happened in the past:

November 2017: Arthur Lewis Lecture.  This year's Arthur Lewis Lecture was given by the journalist and author Gary Younge.  

October 2017: We held some great events for Black History Month and you can read all about them in our dedicated section.

May 2017: EXTERNAL EVENT: Tayo Aluko 'Just an Ordinary Lawyer' Tues 30 and Wed 31.  

December 2016: an informal gathering over mince pies and other refreshments en

October 2016: A panel discussion talking about the network group and Race Equality Charter Mark took place

Summer 2016: Our annual BBQ took place at the International Society Café on 25 July.  There was plenty of food, chat and networking.  See the pictures on our Sharepoint site!

February 2016: ‘UCU Day of Action on Race Equality’ conference.  Full programme: here

December 2015: informal get together Monday 14 December with hot drinks and mince pies served as well as music to help the event along.

November 2015: We have a new identifier which can be used on signatures (for example) and will be used on all future network communications. 

October 2015: Black History Month: a hugely successful and over-subscribed event took place with special guests.  These included the new Chancellor Lemn Sissay.



September 2015: NAME CHANGE - members were consulted on changing the name of the network.

June 2015: Lemn Sissay has recently been elected Chancellor of The University of Manchester. We look forward to welcoming and working with him. (See: this article)

June 2015: A new email address has been created to facilitate contacting the BME chairs. This is:

June 2015: Election Update: Elections were held in June; Georgina Lewis and Berrisford Edwards were elected as co-chairs. They were introduced to the group at a presentation and introduction meeting held on June 9