Join in the planning for Black History Month 2021

August 23rd, 2021

Staff and students are invited to join the programme board for the university’s Black History Month celebrations.

There is an opportunity for up to 6 people to shape how the University of Nottingham recognises and celebrates Black History. This opportunity is open to all job roles and staff at any level, and students.

If you are interested in joining the programme board and shaping the university’s delivery of Black History Month events, please fill out this form by 12:00pm, Thursday 2 September 2021.

What will it involve?

The role of programme board is to:

  • Contribute to discussions to decide on a theme for the recognition month.
  • Actively support the planning and delivery of two university wide events around the theme. This may include hosting the events, liaising with external speakers if necessary, and promoting the events.
  • Review and decide on funding applications for local events.
  • Attend weekly programme board meetings.

The first programme board meeting will take place during week commencing 6 September 2021.

Share your ideas for Black History Month

As part of the planning process, we welcome ideas for themes or events. Please share these using this short form.

All contributions, input, and feedback are highly valued. Please get in touch soon so that your views can be considered in the organisation of this celebration.

Chair of the Sphere Programme Board, Raheela Khan said:

“Last year’s activities for Black History Month and especially the celebration of Black joy followed the turbulent events in the light of George Floyd’s murder.

A superb programme of virtual events attracted widespread campus engagement ensuring the success of BHM during a very difficult year due to the pandemic.

We are excited to keep this momentum for this year’s recognition month and welcome our university community in joining us to celebrate Black history, culture, and achievements.”

For any queries, please contact the EDI Coordinators at

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