As a Students’ Union we’re really proud to showcase the work of your Student Representatives and Society Leaders who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that Black History Month will be an exciting, informative and engaging month on all our campuses.

Me and the other elected officers will be at as many events as we can and we can’t wait to see you there!

Ella Harvey
Vice President Welfare

Email: su-vpwelfare@qmul.ac.uk
Twitter: @WelfareQMSU

Meet your
student reps
leading the events

Rhoda, President of Pan African Society

BHM is extremely important to me because when growing up blackness had constantly been synonymised with something negative. In the UK, narratives of Black History are only told in ways that imply that African peoples had no meaningful existence before slavery and colonisation. BHM gives us the opportunity to reject this, tell our own stories with our own voices and remind the world of a people who are rich and diverse in culture and history.

Adina, Mile End Black & Minority Ethnic Student Representative

BHM is important to me because it teaches black history in a way in which the formal school curriculum didn’t by celebrating and exploring the knowledge of black history beyond the scope of slavery.

Giulia, Barts and The London Black & Minority Ethnic Student Representative

BHM allows us to explore and celebrate a history that should be highlighted all year round. It gives everyone the opportunity to learn something new about cultures that have heavily contributed to our current society. Make sure you get involved, I hope to see you at our events!

Alya, President of BL-African Caribbean Society

BHM is important to me because it gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into black history and expand our knowledge on black issues past and present. It’s also a celebration of our history and a hope for our future. BHM is important as it provides a platform to highlight and discuss topics that aren’t often given enough recognition despite their importance.

Mackie, Somali Soc President

BHM is a time to celebrate, and commemorate the contributions of those who fought for a brighter and more diverse future. It highlights the achievements and central role of Blacks in history, and we’re proud to celebrate it.

Look out for..

QMSU Moving Exhibit

Look out for the Black History Month moving exhibit in and around our campuses which showcases a range of influential events and people throughout history and viewpoints from our students.

Ground Café

Pop in for some special Afro-Caribbean inspired produce throughout October. They will also be playing Black History Month inspired music throughout the month.

Qmotion Sport & Fitness centre

Throughout October, Qmotion will be hosting music chosen by your elected Student Reps and Society Leaders to celebrate Black History Month whilst you work out!

Genesis Cinema

Join your local Stepney Green cinema to celebrate Black History Month and be entertained by stimulating films that are certain to inspire conversation around black heritage.

Whats On..

Mon 1st Oct

Meet & Greet with BL African & Caribbean Society

5:30-8pm, BLSA Games Room, Whitechapel

Thurs 4th Oct

Meet & Greet with the Pan African Society

6-7.45pm, Blomeley Room 2, Students’ Union Hub

Tues 9th Oct

LGBT+ film screening (Moonlight)

6pm, Mason Lecture Theatre, Mile End

Fri 12th Oct

ABC: Black History Month Special Edition

9-2am, Drapers Lounge, Free

Wed 17th Oct

The History of African Civilisations and Kingdoms

6-8pm, Bancroft 1.13a, Mile End

Fri 19th Oct

BHM Pub Quiz

6-9pm, Griff Inn, BLSA Building, Whitechapel

Tues 23rd Oct

“Hear BME Out”: Being BME in the NHS

6-8pm, Perrin Lecture Theatre

Thurs 25th Oct

University of London Great Debate Tour

6-8:30pm, Kings College London

Thurs 25th Oct

History of the Horn: Reflections and Revelations

6-8pm, Bancroft 1.13a, Mile End

Fri 26th Oct

Afrobeats dance workshop with Kelchenekoff

5-6pm, Blomeley Rooms, Students' Union Hub

Thurs 1st Nov

Motown:The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre