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Black History Month

The celebration of Black History Month (BHM) takes place annually in October in the United Kingdom. Each year the month focuses on acknowledging and commemorating the history, contributions, achievements, and resilience of Black people.

What we did in 2023

The theme for 2023 was “Celebrating our sisters, saluting our sisters and honouring matriarchs of movement” and celebrations focusing on Black women and and icons who have made exceptional contributions to society over the years.

  • Fishbowl discussion between middle managers and Black and minority ethnic (BME) staff.
  • Hate crime awareness pop-up stands  
  • Intergeneration discussion with Black Female Professors and Black Students


A group of black students smiling and posing for a photograph at a University event.

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect, consider, and refocus on the priorities for improving the quality and safety of healthcare that is delivered to all.

Dr Ray Samuriwo