About the Network

The UEA Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff (BAME) Staff Network is a friendly, professional support network for colleagues across campus who identify as part of the BAME community.

We meet regularly; discussing contemporary topics, feeding in to UEA policy and procedure, taking part in shared activities and projects as well as socialising and getting to know others across campus in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We’re always happy for more members to join in, so if you’re interested in becoming a member of the network, send an email to equality@uea.ac.uk and we’ll add you to the group.

Some of the things we’re working on at the moment include:

  • Starting our own book club

  • Mapping out the global reach of the network’s membership

  • Collating cultural celebrations, events and knowledge to share and learn from each other

Our Network Aims:

  • To provide a network of support and encouragement to all UEA BAME staff

  • To celebrate diversity and inclusion

  • To raise the profile of issues affecting the UEA BAME community

  • To inform and educate the wider UEA community on BAME issues


Upcoming Meeting Dates

Our meeting dates for the upcoming academic year are below, but we also arrange socials and coffee break catchups around our main meetings. Everything is currently taking place via MS Teams, where our meetings will take place and we also have an active group chat you can get involved in.

Monday 19th October 2020, 13:00 – 14:00: celebrating Black Power

Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 16th December 2020, 13:00 – 14:00

Monday 25th January 2021, 11:00 – 12:00

Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 10:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 6th April 2021, 10:00 – 11:00

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 11:00 – 12:00

Wednesday 16th June 2021, 14:00 – 15:00

Friday 16th July 2021, 10:00 – 11:00

Thursday 12th August 2021, 14:30 – 15:30 

If you’re interested in participating, please contact us for more information.


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