Black History Month events during October

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Celebrate Black History Month with us

Here at UoB it’s important for us to reflect and celebrate our diverse university community. Recently, we celebrated Birmingham Pride with our LGBTQ+ friends and allies, and during the month of October we’re proud to be supporting Black History Month (BHM). 

This is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the history, contributions and achievements that black and brown people have made to our society and culture. Throughout October, we have a range of events and activities based around the official theme: Time for Change: Action Not Words and Black Health and Wellness. 

Highlights include:

  • 10,000 Black Interns Information Session, Tuesday 4 October, 12-1.30pm via Zoom: Find out about how to apply for paid internships across finance, technology, advertising, and over 25 other sectors as a current student or recent graduate. Read more.
  • The Black Heroes of Mathematics, Monday 10 October, 1-2pm at WG05 Lecture Theatre - Aston Webb Building (R4 on campus map): Birmingham born Dr Nira Chamberlain is one of the UK's leading professional mathematicians and the first black President of the prestigious Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Open to all students, learn more about the black heroes of Mathematics in this talk. Read more
  • Black Heritage Careers Panel Event, Wednesday 12 October, 12-1pm via Zoom: Hear from guest speakers and find out more about organisations dedicated to supporting Black Heritage students to develop their careers via different avenues of support; including internships and mentoring programmes. Read more
  • 'Exposed' film screening, Thursday 20 October, 6-8.30pm at Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Medical School (B1 on campus map): Open to all students, join the College of Medical and Dental Services for the screening of the film ‘Exposed’, a documentary about the experiences of nurses and mid-wives of racism before, during and after the pandemic. Read more

Visit the Black History Month events page on the UoB website to see full listings as well as the Guild of Students website

Outside of the University, there’s lots happening around Birmingham. The Black History Month website has a full list of what’s on throughout October and beyond.

Old Joe to light up from Monday 3 October 2022

For the first time, from Monday 3 October, Old Joe will light up in three symbolic colors over three nights in support and celebration of the start of Black History Month.

Why not share your Old Joe snaps with us by tagging our @UniBirmingham and @diversity_uob Instagram channels?


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