Our VP Education & Democracy, Avila, recently spoke to Uyiosa Ogunbor, a final-year Medical student who has also started her own business – Medsimple, a learning platform supporting prospective medical and healthcare students.
Hear about Uyiosa’s inspiration and challenges of starting a business, Black History Month, diversity and what the future holds.
Avila: What advice would you give to someone wanting to start their own business? Uyiosa: My advice to anyone wishing to start a business would be the following:
Believe in yourself and go for it – at the beginning of my journey, I had people doubt my
Black History Month is the time for staff, students, societies and the wider community to reflect on, celebrate and learn about Black History.
Every October since 1987, Britain has come together to discuss, celebrate and learn about Black history. Black History Month is incredibly important every year, but with the tragic and tumultuous events of 2020, it is more important than ever before that conversations about race and history take place.
Here are some of the events we are hosting this month:
Weekly Book Recommendations as part of our Black History Month Book Club on our Facebook page
Part 2 of our series on Colonialism in Africa, we will be focusing on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganada, Madagascar and Burundi
Several events will be coming up during this month, so keep an eye out for:
BHM Karaoke (Stags’) – 19 October
Caribbean Curry and Quiz at WSA (WSA Cafe)– 24 October
Debate: Building The Black Lives Matter Movement And Its Importance (Nuffield 06/1081)– 25 October
Ethiopia was one of 2 African countries to have never been colonized, but was occupied by Italy for a short period in 1936. Under the Reign of Emperor Menelik II, the Italians signed the … Read the rest
Here at the Union we’re in the midst of Black History Month. This is a time to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity – raising awareness of different cultures and communities.
Throughout the month we’ve been celebrating through a series of events, collaborating with student groups. These events and activities are open to anyone, so please come along and join in with our celebrations!
Following on from the showing of 42, the film that tells the story of Jackie Robinson (who was the first modern African American … Read the rest
This year we have lots of events planned to commemorate Black History Month, .
Black History Month is a time to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity – raising awareness of different cultures and communities, and our events aim to highlight these contributions.
On the 25th October there will be a free screening of the film ’42’ in Union Films. The film is about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the baseball Major League, and the screening will begin at 2:15pm. Finally on the 28th October there … Read the rest