Black History Month 2018

This October is Black History Month and the Students’ Union (NTSU) has a whole month’s worth of events and activities planned to mark the occasion.

From workshops and trips to talks and debates, our calendar of events will run throughout the whole month with the aim of observing and celebrating the achievements and experiences of people of African descent.

Film Night

Date: Tuesday 2 October
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Retreat, Lower Ground Floor, NTSU, City Campus

Come along to a free film night - where we will be showing a film voted on by NTU students.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Black History in Islam

Date: Friday 5 October
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Location: The Loft, NTSU, City Campus

Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam is a presentation and lecture series that aims to explore and uncover the deep routed relationship between Islam and Black History. From Black Prophets and prominent figures in the Qur’an, to the unknown Black Sahaba and scholars of the early generations, the history of Islam in African, and the legacy of contemporary African Islamic Scholarship and its role in the International Relations of the Muslim World.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Afrotherapy Collage Workshop

Date: Monday 8 October
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: The Loft, NTSU, City Campus

This workshop and event will act to de-centre the white ideal of beauty and act to decolonise the concept of ideal beauty through black hair and beauty. To provide a safe space for all to discuss afro hair, beauty and practice self-love and appreciation without fear and for others to facilitate this. The workshop will consist of a discussion followed by creating art through collage.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Self-Care Workshop

Dates: Wednesday 10 October
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: The Loft, NTSU, City Campus

Students are increasingly having a difficult time keeping track of the challenges they face. This workshop will help participants identify unsustainable practices, environments, and relationships in their lives that give rise to burnout. They’ll also explore techniques that can provide them with essential self-care, recharge their batteries and increase their capacity to face challenges.

Free event

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Know your type - Sickle Cell Awareness

Dates: Thursday 11 October
Time:, 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Stand in Newton, City Campus

Sickle Cell is a blood disease, which predominantly affects people of African and Caribbean descent.

Come along to find out your blood type and find out how you can help by registering to give blood. This will be followed by a blood donation event on Monday 15 October - you must register here in order to give blood on that date.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Britain, slavery and the myth of abolition

Dates: Thursday 11 October
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: The Loft, NTSU, City Campus

Boukman Academy presents Britain, Slavery and the Myth of Abolition. In this talk, we will abolish the myth that Britain ended slavery for moral reasons and will expose how the backbone of British infrastructure was built from the slave trade. We will also reveal the extent of the wealth generated, as well as the subsequent extension of slavery known as colonialism. The role that black people have played throughout Britain’s history will also be covered.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Trip to Liverpool International Slavery Museum

Date: Sunday 14 October
Location: Liverpool

As part of NTSU's Black History Month calendar of events, this trip to the Liverpool International Slavery Museum will allow you to hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.

Tickets £5

Free event

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Blood donation

Date: Monday 15 October
Location: Blood Donation Centre, North Church Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BR

For those who registered to give blood at the Know your type event on 11 October, you’ll be given a blood donation slot for this date down the road at the Blood Centre.

If you would like to donate blood, you must attend the ‘know your type’ stall on Thursday 11 October to register.

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.

Funky Fresh Collective Dance Workshop

Date: Monday 15 October
Time: 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Location: The Level, NTSU, City Campus

NTSU's own Funky Fresh Collective Society will be leading a Beginners Dance Workshop suitable for all abilities. This is a non-competitive session, come along for some fun and try something new!

Free event

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Hate Crime Panel and Film Night

Date: Tuesday 16 October
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Location: Maudsley LT238, City Campus

In this discussion, we will be exploring how racism and islamophobia presents itself in 2018 as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. We will be homing in on the historical, societal, cultural and individual perceptions of racially/religiously motivated hate crime and the consequences these perceptions and the hate crimes themselves have on people of colour, particularly for our students.

Free event

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How to: Position yourself for career success

Date: Wednesday 24 October
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: The Loft. NTSU, City Campus

Global Diversity and Inclusion expert and Career Coach Dumi Senda will be delivering a session, which will highlight how students can:

  • Develop a mind-set for career success
  • Leverage self and commercial awareness
  • Develop a career and life strategy
  • Leverage support from SEO London

Free event

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Attainment Gap Panel

Date: Thursday 25 October
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Location: The Loft. NTSU, City Campus

There continues to be a considerable gap between the proportion of White students receiving a First or 2:1 level degree, compared to students from minority ethnic groups. NUS VP Higher Education Amatey Doku, NTSU’s VP Education Afua Acheampong and Giosue Bonsu the President of The New Black Society, join us to discuss the causes, implications and potential solutions to this pervasive issue.

Free event

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ACS Showcase

Date: Friday 26 October
Time: 7.30 pm – 11 pm
Location: The Level, NTSU, City Campus

Welcome to the Nottingham Trent ACS (African Caribbean Society). Come along to our Black History Month showcase at The Level, Nottingham Trent SU where we will be celebrating the past, present and future of the African diaspora!

Free event

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Halloween Film Night

Date: Tuesday 30 October
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Retreat, Lower Ground Floor, NTSU, City Campus

Come along to a free Halloween Special film night - this week we will be showing Get Out!

Free event

Visit the NTSU website for more information.