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