Student Life Centre

BAME Specific Student Support

On this page you will find University, Union and External support related to support for BAME students - this page has been created in liaison with the Student Union


Race Equity Advocates

BAME Students can talk to a Race Equity Advocate from their school about their student experience to ensure the voices of BAME students are heard and represented - check out this page for more details https://sussexstudent.com/race-equity-advocates.  

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

 

Brighton African and Caribbean Group 

This is a group for people of African or Caribbean heritage or people who want to know more about African and Caribbean culture. This is great place to meet people from all across Africa and the Caribbean who are living in Brighton. 

Sussex Indian Punjabi Society (SIPS)

The Sussex Indian Punjabi Society was formed in May 1997 in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas by members of the local Indian Punjabi community. The group was formed to help connect the community and to ensure younger members were exposed to our culture and cuisine. On our website we will keep you informed about our society’s and the other local Indian community’s activities and functions. 

Radical Rhizomes

Radical Rhizomes is a social network created by and exclusively for QTIPoC - people of colour who define as queer, trans or intersex - living, working or studying in Brighton & Hove.

Brighton and Hove Muslim Forum

Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. Our primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women. 

Community Roots - Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in Brighton and Hove

One to one support which is flexible to meet people’s needs, and helps them manage their mental health and realise their full potential. Support available in English, Bengali and Arabic.  You can self-refer by calling 0808 196 1768 Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm. 

There are also opportunities to volunteer for the BAMER Mental Health Support Group: 

https://www.trustdevcom.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-with-the-bamer-mental-health-support-group/ 

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network 

You can find local therapists specialising in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.  

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. 

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline

A service which offers support in many languages, for BAME people to speak about their worries, problems and stresses during this time, providing emotional support and practical advice. 

Available Mon-Fri, from 10am-8pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.  

Call on 0800 1512605 or chat online.