Global Majority Students’ Community

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This community organises on behalf of Leeds Beckett students of African, Asian, Arabic, Chinese and Caribbean descent.

To join this community you must first self-identify as a student of African, Asian, Arabic, Chinese or Caribbean descent.

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Are you passionate about connecting with others to address the unique challenges and experiences faced by global majority students? If so, we invite you to join our inclusive Global Majority Students’ Community!

The Global Majority Students’ Community is a group dedicated to empowering and uniting students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds at Leeds Beckett. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive space where we can discuss and address issues affecting Global Majority students to foster a greater sense of belonging and promote positive change within our university and beyond.

Collaboration is key to our community. We stand in solidarity with other marginalised groups, recognising the importance of intersectionality. We promote inclusivity and diversity, championing the rights and voices of students of all backgrounds, including but not limited to faith, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and race.

We prioritise the safety and well-being of our members, fostering an environment that is free from threat and intimidation. As such, we do not tolerate racist, anti-Semitic, islamophobic, fascist, sexist, xenophobic, ableist, LGBT-phobic or ageist views expressed within any of our spaces.


What exactly do we mean by the term 'Global Majority'?

We acknowledge that language and meaning evolves, and it is important for us to adapt to the needs and perspectives of the community. Previously known as the Black, Asian, and Minoritised Ethnicity Students' Community, members have chosen to redefine the community name to better reflect their empowered identities. Members emphasise that Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority individuals are in fact not minority ethnicities on a global scale, making up to 85% of global identities, but are treated as such in certain contexts. This group advocates for students from diverse ethnic backgrounds who have been historically underrepresented in both higher education and society at large, including both UK and international students

Why should I join?

We're delighted to offer you free membership to any student community you identify with, giving you access to exciting opportunities to get involved in change-making activity as well as providing you with valuable information and resources to support your journey at Leeds Beckett.

By joining, you'll also gain entry to a private online community forum where you can connect with fellow students in your community to discuss shared experiences and agree on priority campaigns.

Throughout the year, there will be numerous opportunities for you to participate in both online and on-campus activities. We encourage you to have your voice heard and get involved. If you have any ideas for activities you'd like to see or specific feedback regarding your experience as a global majority student, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Student Community Organisers by emailing

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The following priorities outline our guiding vision for making global majority students' lives better.

We recognise that priorities evolve with time and new ideas emerge. We embrace this dynamic nature and encourage active participation, welcoming fresh perspectives, new priorities, and celebrating achievements as they happen.

  • We will work with the University and Students' Union to undertake positive action initiatives that increases the representation of global majority people in staff roles, student leadership roles and promotional materials.
  • We will campaign for global majority representation on the Students' Union Executive Team to ensure that global majority students are afforded the power and resources necessary to achieve change.
  • We will create a Campaign that is representative of our diverse community to ensure that we are inclusive of our distinct experiences.
Engagement & Inclusivity
  • We will work to strengthen engagement with the Community, through visible and accessible activities, to forge and open and inclusive community for global majority students to network and seek support from their peers.
  • We will take steps to change the culture to create an environment at Leeds Beckett where global majority students are empowered to discuss their experiences knowing they will be taken seriously.
  • We will be a Community that learns from its members and fosters a sense of community amongst global majority students at Leeds Beckett.
Academic Experience
  • We will campaign to diversify the curriculum at Leeds Beckett through the launch of a cross-campus "Why is my curriculum white?" campaign, encouraging all students to question the diversity of their learning experience and challenging academics to diversity their teaching methods and materials.
  • We will work with the Students' Union to develop a Global Majority Student Ambassadors network to identify and challenge areas of western-centred learning and to increase global majority student representation on academic committees.
  • We will work collaboratively to tackle the Attainment Gap, undertaking research to identify areas of concern at Leeds Beckett and learning from our peers at universities that are successfully addressing this issue.
  • We will lobby the University for transparency in their student recruitment methods and statistics to ensure that global majority students receive a fair chance to study at Leeds Beckett.
Engagement & Inclusivity
  • We will lobby the University to diversify the placement opportunities available to students at Leeds Beckett, encouraging students to explore outside the current euro-centric placements and to learn about and respect other cultures.
  • We will lobby the Students' Union to diversify its volunteering and social activities to encourage greater opportunities for different communities of students to communicate and learn from each other.
  • We will develop opportunities for global majority students to engage with schools to inspire the global majority students of the future and develop in them the confidence to succeed.
  • We will host workshops and seminars for global majority students on topics that benefit their education and future prospects to ensure that they are equipped with the appropriate skills to be successful in spite of institutional racism.