The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Campaign represents, supports, and advocates for all BME students at the University of Cambridge.
We bring together organisations from across the University to campaign for an inclusive Cambridge. 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 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 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 a sustainable community around the BME Campaign for BME students
Campaign for every college to have a BME counselor
Foster a network between the college BME officers( or equivalent), subject societies and cultural societies.
Increase access projects available to BME students across the board, with cooperation from cultural, and subject societies.
To advocate for an increase in BME representation in existing mentoring schemes for accessing higher education.
To foster a community for woman and non-binary BME students with dedicated events.
To inspire BME students by celebrating the achievements of BME person of our time.
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!