BAME Students Hub
With a huge variety of intercultural societies and regular campaigns, we love to embrace diversity on campus, but we’re always striving to do better. We know that students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (or BAME, for short) can face additional challenges alongside the regular stresses of Uni life.
At the Union
NUSU wants every part of the student community to be represented and have their voice heard. That’s why we hold yearly elections to find a dedicated team of student officers, including a representative for the BAME student body. If you encounter an issue related to your race or ethnicity, need advice or just want to talk to a friendly face, you can contact NUSU’s BAME Officer. Fancy getting dressed up for the South Asian society’s Diwali ball? Or trying out dance club with the Afro-Caribbean society? NUSU has a huge variety of cultural societies. Check out our BAME Societies to get involved.
NUSU has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to harassment, discrimination and hate crime, and this absolutely includes racism. If you’ve experienced harassment because of your race or ethnicity, or witnessed a racist incident on campus, we want to know. Head to our to our Report and Support page for information on how to report and get support.
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If you encounter an issue related to your race or ethnicity in your academic life, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team exists to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive culture throughout all faculties of the University. Find out about the University commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here.
When joining clubs in the Athletic Union, keep an eye out for our ‘Earn Your Stripes’ Inclusivity badges. Clubs which display this badge have actively worked to include underrepresented members, participated in positive campaigns, and appointed a welfare officer on committee.
Stand Up to Racism – a national organisation that raises awareness and organises marches against racism in UK. There is a society at Newcastle University that acts as a branch to the organisation – find out more here - https://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/societies/society/29345/
Show Racism the Red Card – this is an educational charity that utilises high profile footballers in England and Wales to take a stand against racism. The organisation has brought together a large list of resources to support and educate against racism that you can find here - https://www.theredcard.org/resources-and-activities
Intersectional Identities- Here at NUSU we understand that discrimination and struggles can’t always be fit into one category, and often there will be overlapping identities for students. Here are a few organisations that hopefully cater to the needs of intersecting identities.
The Angelou Centre - The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in the Newcastle upon Tyne. [They] offer a range of holistic women only services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women across the North East region.
Being both BAME and LGBT+ can often be alienating and difficult. The LGBT+ Charity Stonewall offers a Role Model Programme in which both being LGBT+ and BAME is celebrated and supported. Find out more here - https://www.stonewall.org.uk/get-involved/get-involved-individuals-communities/community-bamepoc-lgbtq-role-models-programmes