Hey you! Yes you! It’s me, Geeta, your Vice-President, you’ll see me around campus wearing green and on social media doing everything from welcoming students to shouting about our wonderful Game Changers alongside my wonderful team of 3 – Connor, Anaida and Scott!
 

What is ‘Our Skin, Our Stories’?

As a British Indian, I have come to realise BAME voices and stories are less heard of than White voices and stories. I don’t see myself or my BAME peers represented very often and when they are represented, it’s often not in a good light in any form of western media. So, I wanted to provide a platform for these voices and stories to be heard and allow BAME students at Staffs to feel a better sense of belonging.

 
Over my time as an Officer you’ll be hearing from students, alumni and staff of all backgrounds about BAME heritages and experiences. People from any heritage are welcome to write any of these blogs but the topic has to remain about BAME heritage.
 
In Black History Month (October), the blogs released focused on Black heritages and experiences as part of our #ProudToBeBlack campaign to empower Black students by seeing that, just like their non-Black peers, they too can attain jobs in any sector.
 

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in writing a blog, please take a read of the blogs below to learn more about what they are.
If this is still of interest to you, please email me with the subject ‘Our Skin, Our Stories’ to geeta.lal@staffs.ac.uk.
 
The BAME Attainment Gap | #BlackHistoryMonth

Blog by Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor, Liz Barnes

 
Students who are #ProudToBeBlack
nom and friend

Nom and her flatmate share some traditional family recipes in their kitchen.

 
'Black enough' | #BlackHistoryMonth

"Being black - or being black enough - became a part of my every day, lived experience." Read Leah's story.

 
BHM's Top 12 Must See List!

Do you know your black history? You will by the time you've read and watched all this!

 
Lecturers who are #ProudToBeBlack

Because we believe it's important to see yourself represented in Higher Education.

 
Why Black History Month Matters

Your Union Vice President, Geeta Lal, talks about the importance of Black History Month

 
#ProudToBeBlack in Biology

Black Staffs students and alumni from the Biology Department share their achievements