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News: Celebrating Black History Month — a student’s view

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A student smiling in front of a white backdrop in a student union hoodie
A student smiling in front of a white backdrop in a student union hoodie

Meet Donna, Level 3 Health and Social Care student and Nottingham College Students' Union Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Officer. This October, Donna's highlighting Black History Month across the College, sharing stories with students and staff.

Hi, my name is Donna and I am the BAME Officer on the Students’ Union. I just wanted to let you know that October is Black History Month in the UK

 — Donna

This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history in general. 

It is where the country celebrates and black culture and the achievements of black people in art, science, business, sport… in fact all spheres of human life, to educate all and create an accepting environment.”

Here in Nottingham there have been various celebrations over the year, as part of Black History 365. Whilst Nottingham recognises and celebrates October as Black History Month, they have been keen to acknowledge the life, history and achievements of Black people who changed society in the UK throughout the year as part of the national campaign Black History 365 campaign. There are various events happening over October, and you can visit the link below for more information. 

Over this month I will also be sharing some stories on StudentNet of influential black people in history.”

- Donna

Published on:
  • 4th October 2019 (2:26 PM)
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