Black History Month 2012 – Opening Event

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After our quite successful Alternative Freshers’ Week last week, we are moving straight onto our plans for Black History Month 2012!  Our opening event is this Monday coming (October 1st), but would like to say a quick word on our Freshers’ Week first though.

Our Alternative Freshers’ Week was a new event for BEMA and we decided to organise this as we felt there was a lack of enough diverse events run by the Guild to cater for the demand of all students, although the Guild is certainly improving on this front offering new events such as the upcoming Ceilidh.  All in all, it was successful, the turnouts for events exceeded our expectations and it was great to see students having fun and bonding with each other!  The Games Night, Bowling, and Shisha Night all had good turnouts to good effect, and the week was concluded with a nice, social meal.  It is definitely something that we would like future BEMA committees to run again in the future, and possibly something worth looking at for the beginning of the Spring Term.

There are lots of photos on our Facebook page, with more to come in the near future!  There are also a few of our Societies Fair stalls on there too!

Back to Black History Month 2012.  Our first event will be held in Guild Council Chambers on Monday, October 1st from 6pm – 10pm.  There will be a screening of the film ‘Injustice’, a hip-hop DJ set, guest speakers, and free food!  The event is open to all, so bring your friends along too!  We have a lot of events planned for the rest of the month with at least one event per week.  Full details will be posted up soon.  We’re all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Also, if you were unable to attend our Welcome Meeting on Thursday you can view our presentation here.

Areeq Chowdhury

BEMA President

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