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BAME Ambassador Scheme

 

Be a part of change and break down barriers BAME students from the UK face to their education and wellbeing. Be a BAME Ambassador.

 

How do I apply?

*New BAME Ambassador role for this year 22/23!*

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Applications are now open! This is a paid role at the Students' Union, within the Student Rights Team.

For more information contact Jasmine Shoker, Peer Support Co-ordinator, at j.shoker@shu.ac.uk.

Resources

BAME Must Reads List BAME Businesses

Decolonisation for Beginners Cultural Capital Worksheet

To BAME or not to BAME Intersectionality 101

FAQs

What is a BAME Student Research Ambassador?

At the Students' Union we will have a student working part-time as our Research Ambassador! The job is paid, and we ask that you work 10 hours a week. As a BAME Research Ambassador we want you to conduct research about current issues and barriers our BAME students from the UK face at university. In particular you will be looking at the Degree Awarding Gap, how that impacts students and the barriers that sustain it. If you're looking for a part-time job that's fun and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference, see if you're eligible and apply.

What is a BAME Project Ambassador?

At the Students' Union we will have a student working part-time as a Project Ambassador! The job is paid, and we ask that you work 10 hours a week. As a BAME Project Ambassador we want you to run campaigns, events, and projects about current issues and barriers our BAME students from the UK are facing at university. Specifically you will focus on elements that contribute to the Degree Awarding Gap. If you're looking for a part-time job that's fun and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference, see if you're eligible and apply.

What is a BAME Marketing and Engagement Ambassador?

At the Students' Union we will have a student working part-time as a Marketing and Engagement Ambassador! The job is paid, and we ask that you work 10 hours a week. As a BAME Marketing and Engagement Ambassador we want you to create digital assets, come up with great ideas to engage our BAME students from the UK, and support the marketing of the events, campaigns, and research put on by the other Ambassadors. If you're looking for a part-time job that's fun and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference, see if you're eligible and apply.

How can I become a BAME Ambassador?

We welcome you to apply for the BAME Ambassador roles if you're a current student at SHU and you identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic. Read the person specification and see if you're what we're looking for. Don't forget to read the job description to check the role is a good fit for you, then fill out the application form to apply!

What is my SU?

We are your Students' Union (SU), run by students, for students. If you're enrolled on a course at SHU then you're a member of Sheffield Hallam Students' Union too! We want to support you through your university journey and make sure you have fun whilst you're here. Did you know that at your SU you can get involved in societies (or create one!), volunteering, activities, events, and even run for the position of an SU Officer!

Who is my Officer team?

Find out who your Officer team is.

What is a campaign?

Who is my BME rep?

Find out who your BME rep is.

Why do we want BAME Ambassadors?

We hope that the BAME Ambassadors will provide BAME students at SHU with an added layer of support. We also want to empower our BAME Ambassadors to create a supportive community for their peers. The Ambassadors will help us at the Students' Union to identify and address academic and wellbeing issues that could be sustaining the Degree Awarding Gap or detrimentally impacting the university experience of BAME students from the UK. Our Ambassadors will work to represent the Students' Union as well as to hold us accountable for any change and development we can make.

What is the BAME Degree Awarding Gap?

The Degree Awarding Gap is the difference in degree outcomes for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic students, compared to White students. Our BAME Research Ambassadors will identify the factors that maintain the Awarding Gap, and our BAME Project Ambassadors will come up with creative solutions to address them.

Why is your SU getting involved?

We try to support our students as best as we can, whether that's with wellbeing queries, academic support, or providing opportunities for employment. We want all of our students to thrive whilst at university, no matter what their background is! Our research has found that ethnic minority wellbeing and mental health are very important contributors to individuals' experiences at university, and that they are linked to degree awarding outcomes. We understand the many pressures some of our students face and want to help break down the barriers BAME students from the UK face within higher education.

What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing is broad and can have many definitions and mean different things to different people. Wellbeing doesn't necessarily mean how happy a person is but can relate to how they are coping in various areas of their life. How they think, feel, and function can all contribute to their social, financial, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Sometimes an individual might not realise how they are doing until they notice an absence of wellbeing. Poor wellbeing can often impact other parts of people's lives, for example if someone has poor mental wellbeing, that has potential to impact other things, including their physical or social wellbeing.

Your 21/22 BAME Ambassadors

Select a role to see who your 21/22 Ambassadors were and what they got up to last year.

  • BAME Student Research Ambassador

    Zhané Murrell-Smith

    I'm Zhané, your BAME Research Ambassador for the year 2021/2022. I'm a Masters student here at SHU, studying Applied Sport and Exercise Science. For my role, I am running a research project, creating discussions with Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to discover more about your experiences here at Sheffield Hallam. If you think you'd be interested in getting involved in my research or want to find out more, feel free to contact me!

  • BAME Student Project Ambassador

    Enor Udoewa

    I'm Enor, and I am in the final year of my MSc Dietetics degree. I am the BAME student Project Ambassador for 2021/22; over the next few months there will be opportunities for students to engage with the projects we're running and I am very open to suggestions for events and projects you would like to see in the future!

Does your background affect your student experience?

Zhané, BAME Student Research Ambassador 2021/22, conducted new research into how students perceive their Hallam experience in relation to their background and heritage.

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