Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Campaign
The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Campaign exists to provide a safe space within Edinburgh University Students' Association where self-identifying BME students (including those of African, Asian, Arab and Afro-Caribbean descent) can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience.
The BME Campaign is led by the Students' Association's Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer. This year's BME Officer is Diva Mukherji, who was elected by self-defining BME students in the Students' Association's March elections.
To sign up to the BME Campaign's mailing list and receive regular updates on activities, events and campaigns click here.
All self-identifying BME students are welcome to get involved in the BME Campaign. To find out more you can join the Facebook group, email Diva, or come along to one of the Campaign's events.
Campaigns and Events
You can read Diva's full manifesto which she was elected on here but the issues she is planning to focus on this year are:
- Expanding the LiberatEd project - which Diva co-founded in 2016 - and continuing to push for an intersectional, inclusive, and empowering curriculum.
- Working with the University to ensure that BME mental health is a priority, and services are able to properly support BME students who are struggling.
- Supporting BME students to get more involved in activism on and off campus.
Each year during October, the BME Campaign leads the Students' Association's Black History Month celebrations, organising panel discussions, film screenings, and social events. If you'd like to be involved in this year's events, please contact Diva.