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Black, Asian & minority ethnic students

BME.jpgOne of our key priorities is to ensure that all our Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students and staff feel welcome and supported. We are also highly international, with our students and staff coming from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds.

UCL was one of only eight institutions to receive a Race Equality Charter Mark Bronze Award for  its work in Higher Education, and this was renewed in 2020. Yet UCL has identified a significant awarding gap between home BAME students obtaining a "good" final degree result when compared to home white students. Information on the UCL Geography awarding gap will be posted here shortly, together with our action plan to eliminate the gap.  BAME representatives for students and staff sit on our EDI committee.


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UCL Geography BAME network

In the 2018-2019 session we set up a BAME Network for students and staff to coalesce around to ensure that the needs to our Black, Asian and ethnic minority students are being met in the department, and to act as a focal point for social events and other activities. The Network has held social gatherings (e.g. film screenings & pizza!) and organised career events. If you would like to join, sign up here.

BAME Network Tuesday tea - Reflecting on Black History Month

For the first BAME network meeting of term Caroline Bressey will be in conversation with Tariq Jazeel about her work on Black historical geographies in Victorian Britain, and the changing context of Black History Month.

Tuesday 19th October, 3.30pm - 5pm UCL Geography G03, North-West Wing Tea/coffee/biscuits - please bring your own mug or re-usable cup

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    Key UCL Contacts and Sources of Information



        • The Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer represents BME students and students of colour on campus. The office is currently held by Sandy Ogundele. Email them at or phone them at 02076797392.
        • You can also join the UCLU BME Network by signing up to their Facebook.  You can also follow the Decolonise UCL page, which provides information on three linked UCLU campaigns Decolonise Education, Decolonise the Mind and Decolonise the Institution.
        • Finally, links to resources in and around London can be found here: Support for BME Students
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