Female student stood in front of trees smiling at camera, outside Coventry University campus.

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is a national celebration and we are proud to use this opportunity to showcase the contributions of our colleagues, students and stakeholders.

They have come forward to share their initiatives, projects, events, reading recommendations and, importantly, to say why they are ‘proud to be.’

The university has a diverse and vibrant workforce and student communities. We are committed to Creating Better Futures and embracing the need to harness the power and potential of different cultures and backgrounds to achieve this mission.

Annette Hay

I’m proud to be part of a community that is rich in a history built on the shoulders of my proud, enlightened and resilient ancestors and an African heritage which has undisputedly and positively inspired and shaped modern day knowledge and innovation.

Annette Hay, Senior Research Delivery Support Partner
Victor Aderogba Adebiyi

I am #proudtobe a black doctoral researcher at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), I believe I've got the strength, courage, and tenacity in me to be the best I can be and most importantly, that my black dreams are valid and achievable.

Victor Aderogba Adebiyi, Doctoral Researcher
Silhouettes of 6 people of Black and Minority Ethnic.

Coventry University BME Staff Network

The Coventry University BME Staff Network provides a forum for staff that identify as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME).




Arinola Adefila recommends...

Fiona Secondino recommends...

  • Slay in your Lane: The Black Girl Bible – Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinene
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Taking Up Space – Ore Ogunbiyi, Chelsea Kwakye
  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  • Natives – Akala
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