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Black history month

Each year, Solent University celebrates Black History Month, working with organisations and partners from across the city, raising awareness of stories, achievements, and to support our Civic Charter priority of building a culturally enriched and cohesive city.

In 2020 our activities and events for Black History Month went virtual - we hosted a variety of activities for our local community, staff, students and alumni to get involved with from home.

Highlights from Solent

Diversity and the UK - Just how diverse is our business community

This webinar explored stories from black-owned businesses, providing top tips on starting a new business or social enterprise, while sharing information and knowledge on the support available for our local communities.

Watch the virtual insight

Establishing Solent's BAME network

In 2018, Solent launched its BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) network for staff to work to be able to work together and contribute towards shaping the social justice agenda at Solent.

Staff and students joined the network's co-ordinator, Bill Acharjee and members in an open discussion, learning more about the network.

God Created Black People & Black People Created Style photo collection

In 2019, Solent hosted a photo exhibition, collaborating with Don John (Black History Month South founder) displaying a variety of photos celebrating Black History Month in our Spark building.

Student projects to support Black History Month

Jonny Hannah, Lecturer in Illustration, has devised a series of projects for Level 4 illustration and graphics students to engage, understand and celebrate subjects relating to Black Lives Matter and Black History Month. Final outputs from the projects will be available as an online exhibition and one poster will be made into a limited edition screen print which will be sold. The posters will celebrate black British women and the students will explore and harness their skills as entrepreneurs as they consider how these prints should be marketed and sold. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to Black History Month South and ring-fenced to initiatives relating to black women.

Three student artworks

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