BAME Commitments

ULSU’S Commitment to Race Inclusion and Equality

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union is, and always has been, committed to equality and diversity. We want to demonstrate to our members that we are dedicated to inclusivity in all aspects of our organisation, and in the culture of our staff and students.  

We acknowledge the fact that we need to listen, act and demonstrate a commitment to change.

This commitment includes involving ourselves in challenging conversations, and acknowledging the fact that changes need to be made. Honesty is one of our values, and we accept the fact that currently we are not a diverse organisation, but we are open about how we intend to change that.

As a result of this, as an organisation we have committed to the following:

1.    “We will offer all BAME candidates for our student or career staff a guaranteed preliminary interview.”

2.    “We will appoint a BAME independent complaints officers to review any complaints that are deemed to have a racist element.”

3.    “We will hold focus groups with our BAME students to see how we can improve all of our services and activities. Our BAME officer will have a permanent voice in the operation of our services and activities”. 

4.    “The Chief Executive to recommend that the BAME Officer is a member of the Board of Trustees for a minimum of 12 months.”

5.    “We will be introducing compulsory unconscious bias and race equity training for all staff in the SU. This is so that we can ensure that we are more sensitive and understanding of the issues and matters that affect our BAME students.”

We understand the need to be open and honest, and as such please follow our progress on working towards each of these commitments by clicking here.

Our Progress at a Glance

  • 52 full-time staff at the Students' Union have taken part in Race Equity training,
  • Preliminary interviews are now available to BAME candidates who are interested in working at the Students' Union,
  • Ben Anim-Darko Boakye, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Lincoln, has been appointed as the independent Complaints Officer for the Students' Union,
  • Four student focus groups have taken place,
  • The BAME Officer has joined the Board of Trustees. 

Have your say

As we are a Students’ Union, we are here to represent you. If you have any ideas of other ways we can improve and become more inclusive, please let us know.

Your elected BAME Campaigns Officer, Sade Sekoni, can be contacted by email [email protected], or on social media:

Instagram: @bame_ulsu
Twitter: @bame_ulsu

The BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Campaigns Group is here for students to raise awareness of issues and to campaign for any changes or improvements needed within the Union, University and community. 

To find out more about the BAME Campaign Group, what Sade and her Committee are up to, and how you can get involved, click here.