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Black & Minority Ethnic Staff Network

A person is defined as BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) of they are African, Asian, Chinese, Caribbean or they self-define as belonging to a minority ethnic group. 

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network has been established by the University of Nottingham for all staff regardless of grade, job family, or contract length.  

Regular meetings are held, which are open to all members, however, members do not have to attend meetings to remain members.  Members can communicate with the group through the BME staff network workspace, which is a members' only space.  On the Workspace you will find minutes from previous meetings, news, details on local diversity events andf have the opportunity to comment on consultations.  Flexibility in our approach is key to ensure all staff who wish to be involved can be, this includes those colleagues who work shift patterns. 

The aims of the BME Staff Network are: 

  • Provide a forum for BME staff to network and at which we can discuss issues of specific interest that have an effect on us; 
  • Provide professional support and information about how individual issues may be raised; 
  • Act as a voice for BME staff offering a source of consultation and a means of communicating with the University about BME issues in relation to University policies and practices; and 
  • Assist with policy development on BME issues by providing advice and feedback to SEDAG, Human Resources and other relevant University committees 

The BME Staff Network is delighted to welcome new members and contributions from existing members.  

Membership of the network remains confidential.

We also have our own workspace page, if you would like access please contact the BME Staff Network Covenor.


Staff networks

Careers and Employability Service
University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3669
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679