Black History Month

Black History Month is a yearly event that celebrates the achievements of Black people in the UK. The university in conjunction with Kent Union and GKSU are celebrating Black History Month by hosting various activities over October.

Talks

University of Kent Annual Race Equality Lecture – Thursday 22 October at 17:00

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (VC of the University of the West Indies) will be speaking at this event.

Black Women In STEM – Online – Tuesday 27 October at 12:00

A talk from exceptional Black women and students in STEM addressing young, Black women in academia, who want to pursue a career in STEM and inspiring them to aspire higher.

Decolonisation Discussion Forum – Friday 30 October at 12:30

A roundtable discussion covering what decolonisation means in the context of University students.

Film Screenings

Hidden FiguresMonday 19 October at 18:00 

The Student Success team invites students from the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences to this FREE screening.

Black Panther – Tuesday 20 October at 19:00

There will a screening of this iconic film at The Gulbenkian followed by a panel discussion.

Rocks – Thursday 22 October at 19:00

Head down to the Canterbury campus for a screening of this film which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Miss Juneteenth – Thursday 29 October at 19:00

This powerful film will be screened at The Gulbenkian and followed by a panel discussion.

Exhibitions

African Women and the British Health Service

This exhibition showcases the work women of African heritage contributed to the NHS.

Kent Black Lives Matter: Student Protests Exhibition

This photographic exhibition is a visual reminder of when students at the University of Kent campus joined together to support the Black Lives Matter anti-racist protests.

Last updated