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Your Officer: Sharleen Zonke

I'm Sharleen Zonke, your BAME Students officer.

Be Part Of Our ' Attainment Gap ' Research

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Community is a space to share your ideas, opinions and concerns about being a BAME student at Coventry University. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view what events we have coming up.

We organise events, share news, campaign, suggest policy, and do what we can to make Coventry University a better space for BAME individuals.

The Community isn't just for BAME individuals, and it's entirely up to you how involved you want be. Join the Community to include BAME content in your personalised news and updates.

News, policy, and actions

From Zero to Masters Hero!

When Bashir Gharwal came to the UK in 2010 from his native country of Afghanistan, he could not speak very much English. Now he is recognised as the joint recipient of the Coventry University Students' Union - Student Of The Year Award.

Myton, Management and Me

Sometimes our students go above and beyond to help others using their own sense of community and second-year business management student, Sumaiya Iftee is a prime example.

Black Students Winter Conference Report 2019.

As part of my role as BAME Students Officer, I attended the NUS Black Students Winter Conference. Read on to find out the inspiring messages that came from the conference including black activism, how race affects many sectors of life from sexuality to religion to music .... and importantly, self care tips that I want to share with you!

Help Us Close The Gap

Want to help us close the BME attainment gap at University? We’d love to hear about your student experience.
Our research interviews are approaching the final stages and CUSU are looking for their last round of students to take part in research interviews with our student leaders, aiming to understand the experience of Black, Asian and Mintority Ethnic Students at Coventry University. Read on to find out more...

Reflections on the BHM Panel Talk

Personal reflections from your VP Education on decolonising curriculum and the black student study experience.

Hanea, sat on a bench smiling at the camera

Using My Skills To Help Others

Hanea Tamer is a second year law student and one of the wider Coventry University family as she is a student at CU Coventry.
A member of the Student Warden Team, Student Wellbeing & Mental Health Team and the Co-Officer for the Safer Living Community. Hanea is also a REP and a member of the new student staff team for the University Ambassadors!

Become a Equality and Diversity Champion!

Are you passionate about equality and diversity? Want to make real change on campus? Want to be part of something huge? Read on to find out how you can have a real impact on your student community and be a part of this incredible opportunity ...


Useful things

  • Information about Harassment Reporting

    24 Aug 2019

    This guide provides information about how to report hate crimes and harassment. Harassment Report encourages reports of incidents that may, or may not, be a crime and appear to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, including those based on race.




Chinese New Year Gala 2020
31st January 6:30pm - 10pm
The Albany Theatre
The Chinese Society are hosting their annual Chinese New Year Gala in celebration of the New Year. The event showcases a variety of acts; singers, dancers and more. It will be held at The Albany Theatre on January 31st, go get your tickets now!
'Lets Talk Boobs' A Visit From The Boobettes
4th February 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grass Area DMLL - 3rd Floor Lanchester Library
This World Cancer Day the Women Students Community have arranged a visit from 'The Boobettes' @ Coppafeel. They will be coming onto campus to discuss their personal story, as well as provide advice, guidance, myths & facts and how to check yourself.
BAME Inspire Conference
11th February 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A collaborative event from BAME Students Community, WES Society, What Next? Society and the Investment Society. We're aiming to inspire the next generation of diverse leaders at this FREE talk and networking event.
Free Leadership Workshop
12th February 1pm - 3pm
Do you want to get into leadership? Want to learn the tips and tricks to reach your goals? Your E&D communities are bringing you a FREE 'one day only' leadership workshop with industry experts... Just in time to get you ready for CUSU elections!
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