Browse the supportive communities available if you are a student from a Black, Asian or Minority (BAME) ethnic group.

Support available for BAME students

Sussex is committed to being an antiracist institution and continues to strive to celebrate and embody diversity.

We recognise that “BAME” is a contested term; some consider it a homogenising term while others find it helpful. Meanwhile, official data reporting processes set up by bodies such as Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) require us to report using the term BAME, so this terminology will still be present in some of our communications.

Read more about what we are doing at Sussex towards race equality.

Off-campus support

If you want advice and support, or want to feel part of a community in the Brighton and Hove area, you can check out these external sources:

  • the Brighton African and Caribbean Group is for people of African or Caribbean heritage or people who want to know more about African and Caribbean culture. This is great place to meet people from all across Africa and the Caribbean who are living in Brighton
  • the Sussex Indian Punjabi Society (SIPS) was formed by members of the local Indian Punjabi community to help connect the community, and ensure younger members are exposed to their culture and cuisine. They provide updates on their website on relevant activities and functions
  • the Brighton & Hove Chinese Society is a local group aiming to serve Chinese people and to preserve and promote Chinese culture by arranging cultural events and workshops
  • Radical Rhizomes is a social network created by, and exclusively for, people of colour who define as queer, trans or intersex – living, working or studying in Brighton & Hove
  • Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non-profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove muslim community. Their primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for muslim children and to work and assist with projects for muslim women
  • the Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project (BMEYPP) is a youth-led organisation providing support and empowerment for black, Asian, Arab and mixed heritage young people aged 11 to 25 in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas. It runs different activities, projects and workshops such as parties, cultural events, sports and trips organised by young people
  • Mind Out is a Brighton LGBTQ mental health service which runs peer support groups on specific themes, including BAME and LGBTQ+ issues
  • Black Minds Matter is a free counselling service for black people
  • the Women of Colour Brighton Group runs monthly meet-ups for anyone who identifies as a woman of colour, including non-binary people of colour for whom this is a large part of their identity
  • Gal-Dem is a publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour
  • the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership Brighton has links with many local community groups
  • Southall Black Sisters offers advice, advocacy and resources for the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality
  • The Hummingbird Project is a Brighton-based service working with young refugees, providing youth-led activities for young people up to age 25
  • Hangleton and Knoll Multi-Cultural Womens Group provides activities for local women, with a focus on health and keeping healthy. It has monthly coffee mornings.

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