Network events

Join Imperial As One's regular online events, themed for BHM:

October is Black History Month (BHM) - an annual event in the UK that celebrates black history, arts, and culture.

This year Black History Month in the College builds on the recent success of Imperial As One's Belonging interview series, the BME Early Career Research conference in September, and the Shifting the Lens series from the 2019 IMPACT project group. 

We recognise that 2020 has been a year for activism and has highlighted the need for BAME and especially Black voices to be heard. Every individual at Imperial should feel safe and comfortable to bring their whole self to their place of work or study. 

This year a range of events and activities are being organised at Imperial from a number of different teams. Some of these are listed below, but you can also find more events from the Imperial College UnionLet us know about any events you are organising locally in your area. 

2020 Events

Previous years

Imperial as One, our BAME staff network, have organised events and talks for the Month, for example inviting the Anthony Nolan blood cancer and disorders charity to campus, and hosting a talk celebrating black scientists and inventors from Black History Walks.

In 2018 Imperial celebrated with a digital exhibition that took over the screens across campuses. We showcased black staff, students and alumni, and recognised the inspiring work of renowned black scientists past and present. You can still explore the online Black History Month profiles.

Chi Onwurah,MP, reflects on her own experiences of studying and working in STEM and what universities need to do.

The importance of diversity in STEMM

As part of Black History Month 2018, Imperial invited Chi Onwurah MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. 

Chi reflects on her own experiences of studying and working in STEM and what universities need to do. She also talks about the importance of diversity as an economic imperative and focuses on the need for systematic change.