Collage of newspaper cuttings showing key moments and public figures in Black HistoryWe are pleased to be celebrating Black History Month which is between the 1st – 31st October. It is very important to us as a University to recognise both the talent and creativity of Black staff and students, and also to raise the challenges around race equality that all Universities are facing, and to make this a part of our wider University conversation.

What is Black History Month?

‘Black History Month is the annual celebration and commemoration of moments in history, achievements and contributions that Black people have made. First brought to the UK in the 1980s, Black History Month was initially introduced to the country by a member of the Greater London Council, Akyaaba Addai Sebo. Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated annually in the UK, to eradicate discrimination and encourage racial equality.’ Black History Month UK: why is it important and why is it celebrated in October?

To celebrate Black History Month, the University and Students’ Union will be hosting a range of events over the month to focus on different contributions, challenges, and stories of people of Black and ethnic minority backgrounds. The following events have been arranged:

  • You can keep up to date with the activities on Swansea Students’ Union Events. Events will be available to book online each week.
  • A Race Focussed Hate Crime Awareness training session for Staff with Victim Support on Monday 24th October from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Please click here to register for the training: Course catalogue – Unit4 ERP (
  • A Race Focused Hate Crime Awareness training session for Students with Victim Support on Tuesday 11th October from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Please click here to register for the training.
  • The Taliesin will be screening Queen of Glory on Tuesday 4th October at 7.30 pm, which is bookable via the Taliesin website.
  • In addition, there will be weekly updates of events shared on the University and Students’ Union social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Events are open to all staff and students from across the whole University.

Useful links: Dignity at Work & Study Policy, Welfare@CampusLife, Equality Networks page, Health & Wellbeing and Victim support team.

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