Don’t miss the Black Excellence exhibition in Dreadnought and online – it’s just one of the events organised by the GSU and the BAME Staff Network. 4 October 2019
The Students’ Union exhibition space in Dreadnought is hosting the Black Excellence exhibition, which celebrates and highlights the success of black students, staff and alumni from our university community. Throughout the month it will feature a series of weekly exhibitions:
Black leaders featuring staff, students and alumni
Black cultures through art and fashion
Black entrepreneurs in our university community and
Our BAME Staff Network is also launching in Black History Month, with a launch event on 8 October, which is one of many events they have organised.
Four months ago Khadijah Mellah had not even sat on a racehorse, but on Thursday she made history by winning the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood.
The 18-year-old student is believed to be the first person in the UK to appear in a competitive horse race while wearing a hijab.
The amateur rider from Peckham, in south London, won the five-and-a-half-furlong charity race aboard Charlie Fellowes-trained 25-1 outsider Haverland, beating the likes of Olympic cycling champion turned jockey Victoria Pendleton. More
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As a black children’s writer, she’s already in a minority. But her debut book High-Rise Mystery, a detective story starring young black sisters and featuring a diverse cast, puts Jackson in an extra select league.
“When I was young, I kept on reading and watching but the representation wasn’t there,” Jackson tells BBC News. “It was hard to find role models outside popular culture.
“When I read, the default in my head was ‘white’. Unless the character was black, it wouldn’t be stated.”
According to the recent report BookTrust Represents, covering 2007-2017, just 5.6% of published UK children’s authors and illustrators are from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background. More