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black voices

black voices

black voices is the space for UCU's black members to talk about relevant workplace issues.

Comments are welcome with the usual considerations about using discriminatory language or making comments which are likely to cause offence.

If you want to contribute to this blog please email Chris Nicholas.

If you're looking for resources/ideas on challenging racism in your workplace then check out our day of action against workplace racism

  • 2 October 2017

    Where are my black sisters and brothers? As a member of the Black Members Standing Committee (BMSC), it has become increasingly frustrating not to be sharing the…

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  • 14 March 2017

    Information on a seminar at Leeds Beckett University organised by UCU's BME network on equality in the HE & FE sector workplace.

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  • 16 February 2017

    Please note the following outcomes from the workshop on promotion and progression facilitated by Steve Lui (BMSC). Workshop held at the UCU Black Members' Conference…

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  • 1 February 2017

    'Yes, but you're not like the rest of them', 'you're alright, you're like us', are some of the remarks black colleagues recount; already you have the divisive language…

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  • 26 January 2017

    'I think it is accepted that racism is unacceptable and so it is hidden so even the perpetrator may not be aware of the underlying motivation for their actions.…

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