"NUSU has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to harassment, discrimination and hate crime, and this absolutely includes racism."

 

Racial Equality Officer
Rabeeyah Cheema

BAME STUDENTS

With a huge variety of intercultural societies and regular campaigns such as our Black History Month celebrations, 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. Here at NUSU we’re happy to help or signpost to the correct services.

 

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 Racial Equality 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 societies A-Z to get involved.

HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

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.

 

INCLUSIVE CAMPUS

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.