NUS Black Staff Network Meeting

Fri, 29 November 2019 10:00 – 15:30

Provides a safe space for members to share experiences, undertake peer-to-peer learning and embed knowledge.

About this Event

The Black Staff Network is a community of practice established to give a collective voice to Black *staff, enhance peer support and to provide support towards career progression. The Black Staff Network is open to Black Staff in NUS affiliated unions.

Black is used by NUS as an inclusive term to refer to members of the African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, South and Latin American communities.


National Black Staff Network Meeting, Friday 29 November 2019

Salford Students’ Union

10.00 Registration and Welcome.

10.30 Welcome, Introductions & Network updates – Douglas Muzawazi (Chair of the Black Staff Network and Skills & Development Manager, Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union)

10.45 An introduction from your hosts – Bil Ahmed (Head of Marketing, University of Salford SU)

11:15 7 Characteristics of the Modern Day Leader – Bill Yuksel (Business Manager, Peridot Partners & Trustee @ University of Wolverhampton SU)

12.00 Lunch** and Networking

13.00 NUS Update

13.15 Fireside Chat with Q&A – Yousuf Joondan (Chief Executive Officer, Birkbeck Students’ Union)

This session will cover:

  • Yousuf’s journey and how he got where he is today
  • Being resilient and bouncing back from set-backs
  • Understanding barriers and how to move forward
  • Q&A

14.00 Break

14:15 Celebrating Black Talent – NUS Black Staff Network Committee

14.45 Sharing stories

15.00 End of day reflections

  • Have time to reflect on the most significant learning you gained during the day
  • Provide information on upcoming events and meetings.

15:30 End

* *NB – Lunch will not be provided by Salford and attendees will need to make their own arrangements

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