Black History Month 2022
The Black and Global Majority Staff Network at Royal Holloway was launched in 2016 to address the needs, priorities and concerns of both academic and professional services colleagues from diverse ethnic groups.
We are here to create a community for all colleagues, where we can connect with each other and feel a sense of belonging. The purpose of the Network is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum for sharing experiences, networking, and discussing identified issues that affect colleagues from groups across the College. We also intend to promote the interests of diverse staff, raise awareness about equality and inclusion, and make recommendations to Senior Leadership on policies and practices. Through sharing our experiences we want to bring new perspectives and fresh ideas, to help drive change and ensure that Royal Holloway is welcoming to all.
The Network organise events, invite speakers, gather socially, and much more. We have created a forum on MS Teams in order to provide a space for colleagues to share challenges they are facing, support each other, share ideas and good practice, and ensure that issues identified are communicated to the College. If you would like to join this forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to become a member (as this forum is private and can only be viewed by invitation).
Network's Terms of Reference
Sarah Parker Remond Studentship in the Department of Psychology
Recent Network event recordings:
28 September 2022 - A conversation with Winnie M Li for East and South East Asian Heritage Month
TW: Discussion of sexual assault, mild swearing
Winnie is an author, activist, and winner of the Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker Prize’. In this event Winnie discusses her first novel Dark Chapter, and writing about her experience of sexual assault as a way to process her trauma. She also discusses her second novel Complicit, which was released in summer 2022 and explores the ‘#Me Too Movement’, describing her own experiences of navigating misogyny, sexual behaviour and power structures whilst working in the film industry.
5 October 2022 - An audience with I. Stephanie Boyce for Black History Month
I. Stephanie Boyce is the recent ex-President of the Law Society of England and Wales. She was the 177th President since the Law Society was formed in 1825, but most notably was only the sixth female and the first Black (and first person of colour) to hold the role. Stephanie discussed diversity, the ‘freedom to be me’, and being the change that we want to see.