Student Guide; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Student Advisory Panel volunteer
I did wonder if I was going to be the only Black person at Edge Hill but I shouldn’t have worried. I want people to see that Black people do belong here, that we can be part of the community. And through groups like the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Student Advisory Panel we can be heard and we can decide on the things that can help, like celebrating Black History Month.
Black History Month at Edge Hill is about showing people they belong, they are accepted here; to show people they can say ‘this is my home, Edge Hill is my place, I matter’.
It’s so important to enjoy different cultures and learn about them and Black History Month is a great way to bring together people from lots of different cultures; to celebrate how similar we are while celebrating the differences.
BHM 2023 personal highlight
I’m really looking forward to joining my fellow students this Black History Month to celebrate authentic African culture, history, music, poetry and food.