Campaigns | Black History Month

Events in 2020 brought into stark focus the need for change. Our programme for this year’s Black History Month focuses on showcasing the talents of black people, amplifying the voices of our black community and supporting students to become proactive allies.

Check out below what we did for Black History Month 2020.

Our ACS Society will be running a variety of different events throughout the month.

You can join the society here, and can follow them on Instagram at @bathspaacs 

Tuesday 27th October, 5pm - 7pm 

The link will be posted here nearer the date

A discussion hosted by Oge Obioha, co-founder of Minds of People of Colour 

This session explores Black identity at University, vulnerability, the strong Black woman trope, as well as how to support your Black friends and peers. The aim is to empower students with the tools to recognise and identify Black trauma, and healthy ways to navigate this through the violence presented during your years in Higher Education.

Thursday 29th October 1pm - 2:30pm

The link will be posted here nearer the date

On Thursday 29th October, we will be running a Decolonising Forum where we will have an open discussion about decolonising Bath Spa University. This event will be open for all students to attend and you can sign up using the link below. 

Although this forum will be taking place during Black History Month we will be using the discussions as a starting point for making change. We will discuss terminology, what decolonising actually means and hear your thoughts on projects your Students’ Union could run and changes we can implement within your Students’ Union.

Dr Jermaine Ravalier (Reader in Work & Wellbeing, Psychology) has created a packed schedule of great events throughout Black History Month, including live-streamed and pre-recorded talks with speakers such as Kelechi Okafor and Chante Joseph.

More information can be found here

"We are here to represent you throughout your time here at Bath Spa. Your VP Welfare and Community will be working with your BME Rep (Darmonelle Johnson). If you feel like there is something we can do or change please contact me ([email protected]). We are here to support and represent you, and make sure our black students have the best experience possible"


Phone Number

01225 875588