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Black History Month

Black History Month

In October this year, we will be marking Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, contributions and histories of Black people in the UK and around the world.

Black History Month

At Queen Mary we will be celebrating Black History Month 2022 with a programme of virtual events, initiatives and communications from 1 - 31 October.

This year the national theme is: 'Time for Change: Action not Words'.

Black History Month is an annual celebration that highlights the contributions, success, and achievement of the Black community. This year, the national theme is ‘Time for Change: Action not Words’. This year, we are proud to showcase our biggest and most collegiate celebration to date- with a programme of events, activities, and resources that are open to our staff and students to mark this important month. This is a great opportunity to stay true to the theme, take time to engage in the programme and affirm the value of education to celebrate black history.

Queen Mary University of London seeks to be the most inclusive university of our kind, anywhere, by 2030. We are proud to be a university that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed. We are also proud to celebrate how diverse our communities are, with over 170 nationalities and 75% of our undergraduate students coming from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background.

Queen Mary is on a long and deep journey to tackle racial inequalities and this work is underpinned in our People, Culture, and Inclusion Enabling Plan. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our staff and students from all ethnic and racial backgrounds can thrive and this is highlighted in our People, Culture, and Inclusion Enabling Plan. We have made progress in improving outcomes for our students with our values added gap between our Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic and White students being 0.00. We are continuing to investigate and close our ethnicity pay gaps and have recently launched our Race Equality Staff Network, which is integral to progressing race equality and providing the community with a space.

Explore the 2022 programme here:

Events Programme 2022
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