Student Life Centre

BAME Specific Student Support

On this page you will find University, Union and External support related to support for BAME students


BAME Ambassadors

BAME Students can talk to a BAME Ambassador from their school about their student experience to ensure the voices of BAME students are heard and represented.  

Careers and Employability Centre

Information regarding specific work schemes, events or scholarships to move towards inclusivity of students from an ethnic minority background.

Chaplaincy and Meeting House

Chaplains from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Students Union Ethnic Minorities Officer

Aditi Srivastava – Contact on ethnicminoritystudents@sussexstudent.com.

Students Unions Clubs and Societies

A range of clubs and societies such as the African and Caribbean Society, the Arab Society, Bangladesh Student’s Society, Chinese Students and Scholar’s Association, and the South Asian Students Society.

Restore Respect

A restorative programme that offers support to anyone who has been involved in an incident on campus that is perceived to be motivated by identity-based prejudice.

Equality and Diversity Champions

Situated across each of our Schools and Professional Services divisions. The champions disseminate information and best practice, raise awareness of equality and diversity issues, encourage involvement in initiatives and help promote a culture where staff and students are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.

 


External sources of support and advice

 

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project (BMEYPP)

A youth led organisation who provide support and empowerment for Black, Asian, Arab and Mixed Heritage young people aged 11 to 25 in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas.  They run different activities and projects and workshops: parties, cultural, media and arts, sports and trips organised by young people. 

https://www.instagram.com/bmeypp/

Mind Out

Brighton LGBTQ mental health service which runs peer support groups on specific themes, including BAME LGBTQ.

Contact on info@mindout.org.uk,

Telephone: 01273 234839 or via online chat.

Black Minds Matter

Free Counselling for Black people

Disability Visibility Project

An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture

Women of Colour Brighton Group

An informal group for anyone who identifies as a woman of colour, including non binary people of colour for whom this is a large part of their identity.  Monthly meet-ups.

Gal-Dem

An online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour.

Imkaan

UK-based, second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women which are defined in policy terms as Black and 'Minority Ethnic' (BME).

The Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership Brighton

Links to community groups. 

Telephone: 0300 303 1171 

contact@bmecp.org.uk 

The Muslim Youth Helpline

Charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK.

Telephone; 0208 571 9595.

Southall Black Sisters

Advice, advocacy and resources for the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women who are experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality. 

Support for BME Survivors of Abuse and Violence

Specialist support for black and minority ethnic women and girls aged 16+ affected by domestic or sexual violence or abuse. This includes those at risk of forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), so called ‘honour’ based violence (HBV) and other harmful practices.

Freephone 0300 323 9985

Brighton and Hove Chinese Society

A local group aiming to serve Chinese people and to preserve and promote Chinese culture by arranging cultural events and workshops. Enhancing Chinese Community’s relationship with other similar groups. 

Contact 01273 721723.

The Hummingbird Project

Brighton based service working with young refugees.  Youth led activities for young people up to age 25. 

MOSAIC Black and Mixed Parentage Group

A community organisation that exists to empower Black and Mixed-Parentage families to combat racism and to support the development of positive cultural and racial identity. Mosaic provide a wide range of services for black and mixed parentage children and families including a newsletter, weekly under 5's group, monthly family events and a resource library. 

01273 234017 (Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 on weekdays). 

E-mail:  info@mosaicbrighton.org.uk

Hangleton and Knoll Multi-Cultural Womens Group

Activities for local women, with a focus on health and keeping healthy.  They have monthly coffee mornings.