About

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Campaign represents, supports, and advocates for all BME students at the University of Cambridge.

We bring together anti-racist organising from across the University to campaign for change. We organise events to build communities of care and compassion for BME students, coordinate with JCR/MCR reps and societies to strengthen BME student representation, and campaign on the big issues that matter to BME students - everything ranging from the lack of targeted mental health support for BME students and racist treatment by student-facing staff, to the Prevent Duty and the Collegiate University's continued connections with the arms trade, the fossil fuel lobby, and corporations that profit from the death and destruction of communities of colour across the globe.

We aim to build communities of care and compassion, where BME students can find solidarity and support. We are a place of life, a space for celebration, and a team of  ready to bring about change. FUSE and FLY are community-building spaces for BME students who also self-identify as LGBT+ and/or women, respectively. Both run private groups where members can build community - message the pages to be added to those. 

To stay connected with us - check out our LinkTree for links to all our social media pages and updates about events and projects.

Our key priorities as an elected committee for the year ahead:

  • Building stronger links between the SU, JCR/MCR reps, cultural societies, and student-led and community-based anti-racist groups that campaign around issues of racial justice
  • Opposing the Prevent Duty and Hostile Environment - especially their encroachment on and growing entanglement in Higher Education
  • Campaigning for a safe campus
    • Better anti-racism training for students and student-facing staff
    • Targeted mental health support for BME students 
    • Reforms to harassment and discrimination complaints procedures 
  • Supporting Black and BPA (Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Arab) Widening Participation and taking action to close the Black Awarding Gap
  • Raising awareness about the diversity of experiences that are encompassed by the category of "BME" in order to build solidarity and strength 

If you want to shape the direction of the campaign and get involved in projects, come along to our BME Forums or get in touch with us!

 

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Introducing the BME Campaign

The Cambridge SU BME Campaign is established to work towards anti-racism campaigning and enhancing the voices and concerns of BME students at the University.

 

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