Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)

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 BME 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 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 BAME or have an interest in BAME are invited to join RACE Matters - a virtual network where staff can share experiences and suggest positive steps that could be taken to improve awareness of BAME opportunities both within the University and in the wider community. Ideas from RACE Matters are shared and considered at the BAME Staff Advisory Group.


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 and Minority Ethnic Network, the Bristol SU International Students Network and the Asian Society.

Report and Support

Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, assault and discrimination are not acceptable. Students and staff can report something anonymously or get advice.

Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.

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