BAME Staff network
Who we are
We are here to create a community for both academic and professional members of staff from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds (including staff from mixed backgrounds featuring one or more of these groups), where we can connect with each other and feel a sense of belonging. Through sharing our experiences, we want to bring new perspectives and fresh ideas that helps drive change to ensure that the University of Bristol is welcoming to all.
How can we help?
The UoB BAME Staff Network provides the following:
- Social events to get to know other Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff throughout the university, and other educational institutions in Bristol.
- Peer support, guidance and signposting to appropriate services both within and outside the organisation where appropriate.
- Work with HR, through the Co-Chairs and Committee, to contribute to the development of policies and initiatives, and to ensure that BAME staff have a consistent and positive experience at the University.
How do I Join?
Staff at the University of Bristol/Bristol SU who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (including staff from mixed backgrounds featuring one or more of these groups) can join freely.
To join the network, please email us at email@example.com You'll be added to the mailing list to receive details of upcoming events and socials, as well as relevant news and information and consultation and updates on the work the Committee are doing on your behalf with the University
Share information with the BAME Staff Network
Please use this form to let the committee know about anything you'd like publicised to the BAME staff network. This will be most commonly done through our monthly newsletter. Please note, the newsletter goes out on the last Wednesday of every month. Please send us information at least a week in advance of this deadline.
Information provided might be particularly pertinent for BAME members of staff but may not necessarily be exclusive to a BAME audience.
How to contact us
Keep up to date with the network including all events and news related items.
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Robiu Salisu, Co-Chair
Robiu Salisu is the student inclusion officer responsible for improving Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students’ experiences at the University of Bristol. He provides institutional guidance on matters relating to the experience and inclusion of BAME students for staff and students.
As co-chair of the network, Robiu aims to revive the energy within the BAME staff body and create a thriving community through proactive engagement with key stakeholders across the University.
Raeesah Ellis-Haque, Co-Chair
Raeesah Ellis-Haque is a Widening Participation and Undergraduate Recruitment Officer at the University of Bristol. She coordinates Insight into Bristol, the University’s flagship project that aims to encourage and support BAME students into the University and has wider oversight of BAME recruitment and engagement.
As co-chair of the network, Raeesah is excited to create more avenues for BAME staff across the University to meet, socialise and collaborate with colleagues across the University to continue to push forward positive change for BAME staff.
Aminur Rahman, Professional Services Rep
Aminur is a Student Wellbeing Adviser in the Faculty of Engineering and has been in the role since September 2018. He provides non-clinical support to students with their wellbeing such as giving advice and guidance if they are experiencing challenges and provide direction on where to get appropriate help.
In his committee role, he hopes to understand issues and challenges BAME staff are facing and hopes to find ways to enhance staff experience.
Nadia Haq, Academic Rep
Nadia joined the university in October 2016 to start her PhD researching the representation of British Muslims in the mainstream media and is also an Assistant Teacher.
In her committee role, she’s looking forward to encouraging more BAME staff from academia including Assistant teachers to join the network and benefit from the support it offers. Nadia is also keen to open up discussions at the university on BAME representation in academia.
Emma Allison, Educational Events Rep
Emma has worked in many phases of education over the years, mainly in universities but also in school, community and further education. She qualified as a librarian in 2005 and has worked in higher education ever since.
Emma supports Education and Policy Studies in her role at Bristol but outside of work, she’s a yoga teacher, a mother and (hopefully) a great sibling and friend!
Natalie Hyacinth, Social Rep
Natalie Hyacinth is a Senior Research Associate on the ESRC funded project, Everyday Integration. Her interest in integration connects with her research on the music and sound of diasporic cultures, particularly music that emerges from underground electronic scenes. Bristol is the ideal setting for these interests, being a city with a rich and varied musical heritage that produced several innovative bass music genres in the 1990s, such as trip hop, drum & bass and jungle. The ways in which music is practiced in the city, such as its unique ability to unite, but also to marginalise, are some of the themes that Natalie is interested in exploring in relation to integration. As a newcomer to Bristol, Natalie is looking forward to exploring these ideas in the forms of participatory research and social justice.
Statement from the UoB BAME Staff Network and resources to support people of colour.