BAME Staff Network

The University has an established Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, for staff across both academic and professional roles.

BAME Staff Network launch, 8 October 5-7pm, Greenwich campus


The launch event will celebrate BAME staff diversity at our university and the network will share its objectives. The event opens with a welcome from Dr Sandhi Patchay and Lord Boateng.

The purpose of the BAME Staff Network is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum for sharing experiences, networking and discussing identified issues that affect members of staff from BAME groups across the University. We also agree and implement possible solutions and make recommendations to senior stakeholders and the EDI Committee. 

The network also intends to promote the interests of the diverse staff, raise awareness about BAME equality and inclusion and make input into the policies and practices of the University.

Our aims

  • promote the interest of BAME staff employed at the University of Greenwich.
  • provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment for members to discuss their experiences and issues faced in the workplace
  • ensure the provision of diverse perspectives on all professional issues in recruitment, employment practices as well as training and development
  • work with senior stakeholders towards developing an inclusive culture and fairness for all
  • act as a channel for communication and consultation between staff and senior stakeholders
  • assist in embedding equality, diversity and inclusion through implementation of University EDI policies, strategy and action plan
  • assist the University in meeting its statutory obligations regarding its duty under the Equality Act 2010
  • provide an opportunity for members to share information on local and national policy and developments
  • influence policy development to ensure that the diverse equality perspectives are proactively considered
  • support the University with the training of staff at all levels so they can better understand the perspective and needs of staff from diverse backgrounds
  • gain and share an understanding of the experiences of staff from diverse backgrounds, and highlight any inequalities that influence learning, teaching, or working life
  • celebrate the diversity of the workforce by participating in national and local events such as Black History Month (October) and other bespoke events created to aid the promotion of the Staff Network
  • promote opportunities for social networking, as well as engaging with other Staff Networks within the University

Events

There are a number of events in and around the University that may be of interest to the members of the BAME staff network group to attend.

Visit our events page for more information on each one.

BAME Staff Network - Executive Officers

Chair

Sandhiran Patchay - S.Patchay@greenwich.ac.uk

Secretary

Yvette Fofah - Y.P.Fofah@greenwich.ac.uk

Communications/Membership Officer

Natasha Abreo - N.D.A.Abreo@greenwich.ac.uk

If you would like to join the BAME staff network group, please email Natasha Abreo.