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Black & Minority Ethnic Students’ Network

Our network includes students from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Caribbean and Latin American backgrounds, as well as anyone who identifies as BME. The network is here to empower and celebrate all BME students.

Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer, Ayo, is a student who works for the Union full time and is at the head of the BME Network.

bmes.officer@ucl.ac.uk

0207 679 7392

Find out more about Ayo and get in touch 

What is the BME Network?

How is it run?

How can I get more involved?

What’s On?

Contact Information

What is the BME Network?

What is the BME Network?

The Black and Minority Ethnic Network represents the views of students’ at UCL who self-define as BME, including but not limited to, students with African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean heritages. This involves meetings to discuss issues that affect the network, running of campaigns and projects, and attending socials.

How is it run?

How is it run?

The Network is chaired by the Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer, a full-time sabbatical officer. This year, the officer is Ayo Olatunji. The Officer attends council meetings and voices the concerns of BME students to UCL and UCLU. The BME Network also has an elected committee. The role of this committee is to ensure the network is representative of its members.  

The Network holds regular meetings (known as forum meetings) throughout the year, allowing for full transparency and accountability and provide opportunities for motions to be taken to the Union Council. These meetings will be open for all BME students.

The network is governed by a constitution  which offers further detail on how the BME Network is run.

How can I get more involved?

How can I get more involved?

The BME Network is a dynamic Network and it is what you make of it. If you have any ideas for events, socials, campaigns, or anything else, come along to one of our meetings or get in touch. Our goal is to empower and enable students and therefore any time ideas are welcome. 

The BME Network is a dynamic network and is what you make of it. If you have any ideas for events, socials, campaigns, or anything else, come along to one of our meetings or get in touch. Our goal is to empower and enable students and therefore any time ideas are welcome. 

We have a committee which aims to represent the student body. Why not consider putting yourself forward for a position in 2018/19? Click on a role below to see a description of what it involves:

Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer

Disabled Students’ Rep LGBT+ Rep Open Portfolio Secretary
Publicity Officer Social Secretary Women’s Rep  

Find out more about how you can nominate yourself and be elected.

Sign up to the BME Network mailing list to ensure you are always up-to-date about events and campaigns.

What’s On

What’s On?

You can find out about upcoming events at our What’s On pages.

Contact Information

Contact Information

You can contact Ayo via email twitter  or by phone on 020 7679 7392 or 07534 460687

For regular update from the BME Students’ Network like our Facebook page Facebook group  and sign up for our mailing list .

If you wish to contact an individual committee member, they are: 

BME Network Open Portfolio Member - Neelendra Ghosh