Celebration of Solent's BAME network
When: Thursday 29 October 2020, 2pm
Where: Zoom - joining instructions will be available soon
Over the past year, Solent University has supported the development of the BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) network, which is currently open to all Solent staff who self-identify as a member of one of these communities.
This is a fantastic opportunity to staff across the University to collaborate, to get involved with this network, and contribute towards shaping the social justice agenda at Solent.
All staff and students are invited to join network chair, Bill Acharjee and members in this open discussion event to find out more about the network, its aims and objectives, examples of activities the network will deliver, and how to get involved.
This informal session is open to all staff and students to find out more about the Solent University BAME network.
If you have any questions about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Staff and students - Learn about Southampton's black history
Solent library has 40 copies of Don John's book, Black History of Southampton to give away to students and staff who would like a copy. Contact the library via the library chat if you would like a copy.
The library will also regularly be featuring black writers whose books are available from the library. Follow the library on Twitter throughout October for more details.
Solent Futures - Future Ready Fest
When: 13 and 15 October 2020
Solent Futures are hosting an online careers event where a number of employer talks will be delivered online for student and recent graduates, including a talk by Enterprise Rent-A-Car on 'Why diversity and inclusion matters in the workplace'.
Find out more
Mentoring scheme for students
Our Focus Programme - the professional mentoring programme run by Solent Futures - will launch for the 2020/21 academic year on 14 October and is aimed at second year students who identify as female. We are particularly keen to receive applications from BAME students. The scheme matches students (mentees) to business representatives (mentors) to guide students to achieve their career ambitions.
If you are a Solent student and are interested in finding out more, contact us.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch.