This year we are focusing our campaign around black excellence and celebrating the amazing examples of Black Britons who are making fantastic contributions to black culture and beyond. 

Vibez: Chill ‘n Play

When: Fri 05 October 2018 19:00-21:30

Where: Freddie's

What: Head down to Freddie's and find out more about the ACS society. This is event is in celebration of Black Excellence Month at UWL and it's a great opportunity to chat and socialise with some like-minded individuals. The event is open to everyone and the first 50 ticket holders will receive a free Caribbean meal on arrival!

How much: Free Entry For ACS Society Members, £3 entry for Non-Member, £3 for a Caribbean Meal

Lunch and Learn: UWLSU Women in Leadership

When: Mon 08 October 2018 12:00-13:00

Where: WK.01.013, SMR Campus

What: Black women are beginning to emerge as leaders across all industries, academia and not for profit organisations, but this has not come without well-documented adversities, ranging from socioeconomic hurdles, to unconscious bias and discrimination.

In this session our very own UWLSU female leaders, Kat Hackshaw, Student Union President and Janine Braithwaite, Vice President of Education will share the story of their own paths to leadership of the University of West London Students Union.

How much: Free

Rep Your Flag

When: Wed 10 October 2018 21:00-03:00

Where: Freddies Bar, SMR

What: This event will allow participants to put on their colourful clothing and experience the rhythm of ACS. The festivities will allow students to have a taste of the real African, Caribbean and South American Carnivals that take place across the world. £1 from each ticket will be donated to the Charity ‘Voyage’

How much: ACS Society Members: £2, Earlybird Tickets: £3, Standard Tickets and on the door: £5

Black Excellence Month Debate

When: Fri 12 October 2018 18:00-20:00

Where: William Barry Theatre

In a recent article Siana Bangura writes:

“Increasing the number of black faces in the room, without creating an environment in which those faces can have voices and thrive is simply useless at best, and damaging at worst. And sticking more Black poets and writers in your programme one month a year, without fully appreciating the work they do all year round, and without endeavouring to work towards meaningful inclusivity simply means we’ll keep hearing stories about brands like ‘Dove’ putting their casual racism on show for all to see time and time again (clearly there are no People of Colour or Black folk around the decision-making table at Dove HQ and if there are any, they either have no voice, weren’t listened to, or are cleaning the damn table).”

What: Inviting a discussion on why inclusivity is more important than diversity, especially for students about to embark into the working world.

Panellists to include

  • Dr Jason Arday; Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University
  • Dame Elizabeth Anionwu; Emeritus Professor of Nursing at UWL
  • Krishna Maroo; Outreach Officer at UWL
  • Kat Hackshaw; Student Union President at UWLSU
  • Janine Braithwaite; Vice President of Education at UWLSU

How much: FREE

'Power of 21' Book Launch

When: Tue 23 October 2018 18:30-19:30

Where: Lawrence Hall

What: The Power of 21 is a motivational empowerment book packed with inspirational stories from successful individuals sharing their experiences and expertise across various industries and professions.

A little black book of advice, contacts and business tips, this is the perfect business toolkit for anyone wanting to start their own business or follow a dream. A taster into different industries and worlds from music and art to garments and chocolates. It’s amazing what you can achieve when an industry professional shows you how.

Contributors include:

Zawe Ashton, Akala, Dina Asher-Smith, Danny Richman, Christine Hodgson, Paul A Young, Danielle Carter and many more.

Darren Douglas is a qualified former Youth Worker. He has worked with young people from diverse backgrounds for various projects and organisations including YMCA East London, Roundhouse, Arsenal Community Kickz, National Youth Theatre, People’s Palace Project and more.

Douglas put together Power of 21 as he wanted to leave behind ‘a message, legacy and contribution in the form of an inspirational toolkit’

If you wish to contact Darren, drop him an email here.

How much: Free with a ticket

Kizomba Dance Workshop

When: Fri 26 October 2018 18:00-19:00

Where: Pargon Hub, Brentford site

What: Kizomba is a genre of dance and a musical genre originating in Angola – Kizomba means to ‘party’ in Kimbundu, an Angolan language.

During the hour long workshop, students will be instructed by a fully qualified instructor (and UWL Student) in the art of the dance. 

This event is FREE and you can get your tickets now,


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