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Celebrating Black History Month in October


The University of Wolverhampton is celebrating Black History Month which is taking place from 1st until 31st October 2020.

Black History Month takes place in October every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK.

As well as virtual events featuring guest speakers such as Honorary Graduate, Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the Institute of Mathematics, the Students' Union will be screening films, holding quizzes and celebrating Black history, culture, and community as well as helping educate the wider community in the different cultures, foods and traditions within African and Caribbean nations.

We will also be celebrating the achievements of our students, staff and alumni on our Social Media channels.

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor, said: "This October will be a Black History Month like no other, with Covid-19 restricting the events that can be held in person. Still, the University is committed to Black History Month as an opportunity to highlight the challenges that Black people face and to celebrate the unique contribution Black people have made not only in Britain and around the world but right here in Wolverhampton where our students, staff and alumni are celebrating monumental achievements every day.

"Colleagues from across the University have developed a varied programme of events, including virtual talks, performances, and debates. I would urge everyone to attend these events and learn more about the history of Black people."

For more information about the planned activities, please visit the website. 

If you require more information about these events or would like to add an event to the website, please contact Will Cooling, Head of Equality and Diversity at

Join in the conversation on Social Media by following @BhmUK using the hashtag #bhm2020 #blackhistorymonth.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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