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Black History Month

Black History Month


The BAME Liberation Officer Jay Chandler and the SU are organizing Black History Month!

The aims of Black History Month are to:

  • Promote knowledge of the Black History, Culture and Heritage
  • Highlight positive Black contributions to British Society
  • Increase the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage.

#BlackLivesMatter #Empathy #TeachingTolerance




Our BAME officer and SU VP officially opened Black History Month at the University of Suffolk and presented the events programme for the month. If you missed the opening live and the black abolitionist tour with Dr Hannah Murray you can watch it here.

Our first initiative "Celebrating Black Excellence " will be showcasing the inspirational stories of our black students, staff and alumni.

Do you know someone from the University of Suffolk community whose success you want to highlight? Let us know who they are by messaging us on social media or emailing

What will happen next? We will review the submissions, we will photograph our inspirational students, staff and alumni and then share their stories in October.

Professor Helen Langton, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of Suffolk and Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor are hosting 'Listen Up Sessions' as part of celebrating Black History Month.

Thursday 22nd October at 12:00

Students and staff are welcome to attend and share their views on what the University can do to support Black and BAME, students.

Please register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Join our event as part of Black History Month - Decolonising the curriculum. Thursday 15th October at 5:30.
Join Mr Aaron Wheatly, Dr Mike Seal and Mr Garfield Hunt, as well as Suffolk SU's BAME Officer to discuss decolonising the curriculum.

Register in advance for this webinar:


Everton Wright (EVEWRIGHT) is a multi-disciplinary visual installation artist, who challenges public environments to make spaces for Black British stories to exist and thrive. Everton is a British artist, with parentage from Jamaica. His work is a conscious ‘mash up’ of drawing, sculpture, combined with digital film and live installations, using urban and rural landscapes as his canvas. He creates mirrors where he can see and recognises himself to instigate conversations in the mainstream about what it means to be Black and British in the UK today.

Register for the webinar here: