Regardless of whether you are navigating college as a BME person or are simply interested in how you can make the academic and social environment more conducive for your BME friends, it is worth exploring the different options of support to BME students as well as educational material to un-learn implicit biases. On this page, you can find some information on what the college provides as well as links to external sources of information and support.

Internal support within Cambridge:

For other support information take a look at the Support within College and External Support pages

BME-specific societies in Cambridge

  • CUSU BME Campaign:  A political campaign for BME students which is part of the Cambridge Student Union. The campaign has two main goals: tackle racism through lobbying and being a point of consultation for BME students.
  • CUSU International  Societies: A list of International societies ranging from East Africa to South East Asia
  • Cambridge African Caribbean Society: A cultural society for students of African and Caribbean heritage
  • Black Cantabs project: This is a project run by student and alumni and to highlight the legacies of Black students
  • FLY : A network and forum for women and non-binary students of colour
  • FUSEA network for LGBTQ+ people of colour
  • SOAR: An intellectual forum to facilitate discussions with the BME men in Cambridge.
  • Islamic Society ( iSOC): The Islamic society and they also created subject guides here

External Support:

  • Therapy For Blacks Girls : A mental health network for black girls
  • The Black, Asian and Therapy Network: Uk’s largest independent organisation which specialises in the therapy for Black and minority backgrounds
  • Black Thrive : A black mental health service
  • Black Minds Matter UK  : Black Minds Matter UK: an organisation that supports making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all black people in the U.K. They connect black individuals and families with professional mental health services across the U.K

Unlearning implicit bias and racism:

‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ – Reni Eddo-Lodge 

“ How to be an anti-racist” by Dr. Ibram Xendi

Books to read:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Online sources:

Untangling The Knot

Further reading list:

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