Welcome to the OU Students Association Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Group!

We are an open-minded Group set up to create a supportive student community which provides helpful resources and advocacy to OU Students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and their allies. 

The Group provides collective spaces for fellow students to connect, including a Facebook page and a specifically dedicated Forum space. As an OU Student you are welcome to join or subscribe to these spaces. To become a formal member of the Group and to benefit from its mailing list, you will need to register through our website; however, as we have been migrating to a new website, joining this Group via the website has been temporarily suspended.

Since the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Group's launch in 2020, and the election of its formal Committee in 2021, we saw scope for improvement to our website and how we operate as a Group, to ensure we provide the best access to news, events and activities for Group members and students from this cohort. 


Here to learn about the upcoming elections for this Group? Head to the Elections page.


Meet your Chair

My name is Eesha and my pronouns are she/her. I am delighted to be commencing in the role of Chair. For almost a year, I have been a Change and Awareness Officer within the Committee and I have learnt much. I can see what an amazing group the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Group Committee has and how much representation is valued. 

The skills I have learnt as an Officer will be brought to a bigger role. I look forward to continuing working with Committee members, liaising with other Committees and students as well as helping to create change. 

Your voice matters! 

Eesha Waseem (she/her).
Committee Chair


Meet the Committee

(Please note that the roles in the upcoming elections may be different from the current Committee roles below – visit our Elections page)

Chair – Eesha Waseem
Leads the Group and the Committee, acting as a point of contact between the OU, OU Students Association and students on matters relating to Group members.
Secretary – vacant 

Events and Communication Officer – vacant

International Officer – Sristi Sengupta
Promotes understanding of international student cohort’s needs.

Vice President Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Natalie Baker (ex-officio Committee member)


Join the Group

Complete this form to join the Group.


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