The award ceremony, organised by SUBU President Ade Balogun, with the support of the other full time officers and the Democracy & Equality team, was hosted by SUBU VP for Education Lenrick Greaves and SUBU VP for Activities Lea Ediale, and held at the Citygate Centre in Bournemouth.
Lenrick said: “The BME Awards serves as a period of renewal for Black, Asian and Afrocaribbean communities to connect with their people and cultures and to recognize how much has been achieved, so that they are inspired to continue creating such spaces and discussions for their colleagues and others.”
During the planning stages, lots of work was put in to motivating students and staff members to nominate candidates for the awards. This year’s event was well-received with students commenting that they enjoyed the night and hoped that SUBU would continue to recognise BME students across the university.
The audience enjoyed performances from various SUBU clubs and societies, such as the Performing Arts Society, K-Pop society and the Gospel Choir. Nine awards were presented and received, including Most Inclusive Event, Contribution to the Community, Staff Member of the Year and Student of the Year.