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 Isabella Neergaard-Petersen, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or come along to one of the Campaign's events.
Campaigns and Events
You can read Isabella's full manifesto which she was elected on here but the issues she is planning to focus on this year are:
- Continuing to grow the BME Campaign as a supportive network for students of colour.
- Building on LiberatEd, to further decolonise and diversify the curriculum.
- Collaborating with the other Liberation Campaigns to create projects, events and campaigns for students who experience intersecting oppressions.
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 email email@example.com.
If you're a new BME student, check out this Welcome Guide created by students from the BME Campaign! It's a celebration of community, a reminder to stand strong in the face of the overwhelming whiteness of Edinburgh, and packed full of hot tips on PoC-owned businesses in the city - the guide we wish we had in our first year here.