Welcoming all black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) English Literature students, the BAME English Literature student network would like to hear your thoughts on your subject, your experiences of settling in university and, most importantly, your ideas on how to improve your department and student life.
With a series of informal meetups, panel discussions with recent graduates and motivational sessions with guest speakers, you will have the chance to socialise with other BAME English Literature students, but can also develop your professional and academic skills as you learn about how BAME professionals (with an English Literature degree background) have succeeded in university and the working world.
Also, if you feel like you have any questions and concerns about studying for your subject, fitting into your department or adapting to student life, this would be the perfect opportunity to discuss it with other people. It’s likely that they have the same worries too. However, if you feel that you would like to talk about it in confidence, you can always privately discuss it with one of the student assistants.
Through this scheme and other measures, the university aims to reduce the attainment gap (of first and upper second-class degrees achieved) between BAME and white undergraduates from 16.5% (2014/15) to 12% by 2020.
If you want to find out more, feel free to attend this event on Thursday 3rd October from 1-2pm in EM 110 in the Edith Morley building. Not to mention, there’ll be free pizza! Non-BAME English Literature students are also welcome to come and learn about different cultures, customs and beliefs.
If you’re unable to attend this event, have a look at your student email or the posters that’ll keep you posted with details of future events that the BAME English Literature student network has got planned for you.