Mon 26 Oct – Fri 20 Nov

The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark, Tamir Rice and the many others whose names we do not know have brought sadness and anguish to our University community and our deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of those who have been impacted.

We at the UCA Student Union, we have been deeply moved by these tragic events in the US which have clearly highlighted the racial inequalities that are still sadly prevalent in all parts of our society.

UCA Students Union will be celebrating Black History Month during this October into November. We believe Black History is more than just a month! We aim to promote and celebrate Black History and Culture throughout this academic year via our online presence, exhibition and ongoing events.

We have a number of activities and events planned for this years Black History Month. Calendars for these events will be released in coming weeks. We will also be using this space to promote black icons through the years, as well as holding a digital exhibition of art created by black students studying at UCA.


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Exhibiting Black UCA Artists

Over the month, we will be taking submissions from black artists at UCA, and exhibiting their work on campus (where possible) and on our website.

This exhibition aims to promote greater understanding and the work of current and graduated Black students from UCA. The exhibition celebrates and supports the work of Black students, and will feature work in any medium. The exhibition is designed to challenge and enrich all who attend asking important questions about the future.

UCA has a broad range of courses, including fine art, fashion, film, graphic design, architecture and more. Our aim is to represent the widest possible range of media in order to give a snapshot of the bread range of practices that Black artists are engaged in today.

If you want to submit your art to be a part of this project, please fill in the submission form below.

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If you have any questions, please contact Admire Ncube at

BHM Instagram Takeover

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to provide a platform for Black students at UCA to talk about their experiences, work, or even just to promote themselves. If you’d like to take part in our Instagram takeover, complete the form below and share your message with UCASU’s followers

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If you have any questions, please contact Stefan at

Black Icons

A tribute to Blackman and women who have made significant contributions to the world in the fields of science, politics, sport, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields, While Black History Month is synonymous with prominent figures as Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, and Barack Obama, there are countless other Black figures who have made a profound impact in history :self-made millionaire Madam C.J.Walker, open-heart surgeon Daniel Hale Williams, inventor Garret Morgan, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and the God father of soul James Brown.

Below we share some of these icons and their stories.

Anti-racism education pack

This pack is a directory of resources that you can use to further your knowledge of BAME history and culture, as well as the numerous injustices this community has faced in the past and in the present. Feel free to work through it in your own time and at a pace that suits you – there is a wide range of resources so you can choose those that fit your learning style best. If there are any resources you need to purchase for this study, try to purchase these from black-owned bookshops as Sevenoaks Bookshop, New Beacon Books, or Round Table Books.

If you are not a member of the BAME community, understand that coming to terms with your privilege will not be an easy experience and you will likely feel shame and guilt. Remember that it is not enough to dislike racism – you should actively stand against it! The resources in this pack will help give you the knowledge to effectively do this.

You can download this resource pack by clicking the icon in the top left of the viewer.