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Black History 365 arrives at QE

Date Posted: 23/11/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Every October staff and students at QE are honoured to participate in Black History Month. However, this year the College has decided to go even further and has joined the national Black History 365 campaign, an initiative which celebrates the achievements of British citizens from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups throughout the year. Adorning the door to the Student Association (SA) office is a striking piece of artwork featuring some of the most influential black female figures in history, from Michelle Obama to Rosa Parks, coming together to form a powerful image and symbolising the College’s dedication to this important cause. This year has also seen the introduction of a student-led Diversity Committee within College which encourages the networking of students from BAME groups and seeks to make a long-lasting difference to the community. The group have their own Instagram account (qesfc_diversity) and hold regular online meetings.

Kia Taylor-Powell, Vice President of the Student Association and lead member of the Diversity Committee, comments: ‘The Diversity Committee is an embodiment of our College’s willingness to make a stand on inclusion and education relating to ethnic diversity. The image on the SA door acts as a positive statement and has had a great impact. Personally, seeing the College take part in Black History Month proved that this is an environment which wants to enable students from all backgrounds to achieve. I found this extremely encouraging and hope that what we do within the SA ripples throughout our local area. We’re already acting on our ideas and maintaining momentum within the Committee with bright plans for the future. I’m grateful to the College and the SA for letting this take flight’.

For more information on the College’s Diversity Committee, please email Nancy Wall (nwall@qeliz.ac.uk), Student Services Co-ordinator.