We're strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close knit and historic campus.

To celebrate our diverse community, we're taking part in the Black History Month campaign this October. As part of these celebrations, we're asking staff and students to tell us who has inspired them from ethnic minority communities.

Professor Justin Champion, Department of History, tells us why it's important for everyone to mark Black History Month, in this video.

We're hosting a range of events this month including:

  • a display hosted by the Department of English, celebrating BME creative writers and showcasing the department's diverse curriculum
  • Dr Lynette Goddard, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance, launches their new book Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, on 18 October
  • a talk by eminent historian David Olusoga on 2,000 years of Black British History on 27 October.

You can find out more about how we're celebrating Black History Month and how you can get involved on the student intranet. You can also find out more about undergraduate study and the diversity of our courses on our Course Finder.