RAFA2 developments coincided with the establishment of a BAME Staff Network Group, established for and by BAME academic and professional services staff.
It was agreed from the outset that BAME staff would collaborate with BAME student groups to undertake joint ventures and support activities to improve the experiences and outcomes of BAME students at the University of Roehampton.
The outcome was BAME staff presenting at, and facilitating student events with BAME students contributing to BAME staff events. Additionally, a series of Black History Month events were created under the title: ‘More than a month’. This series started with the theme of ‘excellence’. This co-operation has proved beneficial to both groups and is ongoing.
Below are examples of some of those collaborations.