Black History Month at AUBSU

On behalf of your Race Equalities Officer Emily, you are invited to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and culture with AUBSU as part of Black History Month 2020.

October 1st - October 31st


What is it?

Student representation is one of the most important things we try to achieve here at AUBSU, whether that be through our clubs and societies, democratic procedures, or events. This year, your Race Equalities Officer Emily has put together a jam-packed schedule of events and activities that you can take part in to celebrate Black History Month. 

Whether you like watching films or learning more about the importance of Black History Month – there is something for everyone to get involved in. We don’t like stereotypes here at AUBSU, so we want to highlight that these events are for everyone…. it’s an all-inclusive celebration of diversity and culture. 

To give you a little taste of what is happening across the month, we’ve compiled all the events into a timetable so that you can follow and plan ahead for certain events that you want to attend. Please be aware that you will need to purchase tickets for a couple of the events in advance. 


Ticket Details and Information:

 See the What's On Calendar for the links to all other events. 


Black Joy Creative Competiton 


What does black joy mean to you?

We’d like you to make a creative response to what black joy means to you to celebrate Black History Month. This could be about your hopes and ambitions, what makes you happy, what joy means to you.

We’re looking for all creative responses whether this is a piece of artwork, a short piece of writing, moving image, a textiles sample. The entries will be featured in a special publication for Black History Month so please photograph any 3D entries and stick to one side of A4 for any writing. 


The deadline is Monday 25th October. Please email your submissions to


Please make your artwork 300dpi A3 in size and CMYK colour mode.


Why is it important that we celebrate Black History Month?

Black History Month means different things to everyone and pride for this month is expressed in a variety of different ways.

For many, Black History Month is a way of reflecting on the diverse histories of those from African and Caribbean descent, taking note of the achievements and contributions to the social, political, economic and cultural development of the UK.


Where can I access more information?

Have social media? Why not check out our AUBSU Instagram account, or maybe even follow Julia for more updates! If you have any questions about the month itself or want more details, just contact us at:


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