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BAME Staff Network Group Events

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

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