A message from your BME Officers

Hi, we're Tolu (first year Law) and Leona (first year HSPS),

As BME officers we are here to support all Black and Minority Ethnic students at Fitz, no matter what year you’re in. We will try our best to answer any questions you have regarding racial (or religious) issues, to point you in the direction of any services you may be looking for, or just to rant to about any tough times you might be having.
No issue is “too small” - your health and happiness is our priority!

Please don't hesitate to message or email us on Facebook or over email if you have any queries or complaints that you'd like me to take up. 

- Aye Omatsuli, Gareth Effiom - jcr.ethnicminorities@fitz.cam.ac.uk


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What does the University offer for Ethnic Minorities?

The ‘Ethnic Minority’ students form part of a larger body of students that can take part in a wide variety of cultural and religious societies (e.g.CU HinduCU MalaysiaCU IslamicCU African-CaribbeanCU JewishCU IndiaCU Sikh). There’s a lot on offer from talks, debates, food festivals, club nights, balls and more. It can be a great way to so socialise with people from a similar background to your own or introduce your friends to your culture. The society websites also provide welfare advice and support. 

CUSU also has a 'Black and Minority Ethnic Campaign' looking out for the needs and interests of Black and Ethnic Minority Students. I know there is some confusion about the use of the term ‘Black’ but this essentially refers to all ethnicities other than ‘White’. This includes but is not exclusive to, African, Asian, Arab and Carribbean. They hold a wide variety of events celebrating diversity and a Careers Fair. If you need any information click the link above or get in contact with me using the form at the side and I’d be happy to help.

For prospective students, the university GEEMA (Group to Encourage Ethnic Minority Applications) run the BAME Communities Programme. This is an academic programme which aims to develop students’ interests and tackle the barriers many students face when applying to Cambridge. It provides a great opportunity to see for yourself what Cambridge is really like, and that contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be from a particular background to study here. For more information and details of specific events visit the Cambridge Admissions website.