Global Ethnic Majority (GEM)

The School of Chemistry is strengthened by being made up of staff and students representing a range of ethnicities. The School is committed to ensuring that staff and students from all backgrounds feel welcome and supported during their time here.

Being GEM in STEM

An event held by student researchers and staff at the University of Bristol on 6 February 2019, highlighted the challenges and experience of being GEM (formally BME) in STEM across South West Universities. The findings of the event are outlined in the report below.

BME in STEM (PDF, 2,704kB)


All staff who identify as GEM are invited to join the Global Majority Staff Network (GMSN) - a network where staff can share experiences and suggest positive steps that could be taken to ensure that all staff have a consistent and possitive experience at the University. 


The university also has many student societies and networks which can offer support and allow students to share experiences. These include the Bristol SU Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network and the Bristol SU International Students Network.

Stand Up Speak Out (SUSO)

A University-wide campaign to encourage students and staff to take action against bullying, harassment and other forms of unacceptable behaviour they may experience or witness.

Staff can also contact a SUSO Advocate, for guidance and support.

Contact us

Please note the School of Chemistry Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets six times a year. If you have any questions concerning EDI or anything you would like to raise with the committee please email

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