BAME Staff Network

  • Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network

    We are the Oxford Brookes Black, Asian, and Other Minorities Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network. Our network was launched to support the concerns and needs of both academic and professional staff from diverse groups within the university. Our aim is to provide a forum for us to connect, socialise and support one another on all issues relevant to our communities. Working closely with Brookes' EDI team, we actively promote issues of race equality and diversity across the university, offering a forum for consultation amongst our members while acting as a respected conduit, communicating all BAME-related issues to the university.

    Our network meets approximately once a month, giving members a chance to network with one another and voice their opinions. Our committee meets at regular intervals to develop the network and to act on issues raised by its members. Ultimately, we're here to Inspire, Inform and Influence all of our members to Be Ambitious and Model Excellence.

    For more information contact info-bamestaff@brookes.ac.uk

  • Our objectives

    • To create a culturally diverse and inclusive university across all faculties and professional services
    • To promote race equality through active involvement and consultation, with members from across the university, providing opportunities to inform and influence the university's policies and practices about BAME staff
    • To provide a safe environment for BAME members to let their voices be heard and share their experiences
    • To help create opportunities across the university for our members, supporting our members in their career development goals while providing pathways to encourage our members to apply for higher grades.

    Get Involved

    If you are interested in getting involved with the Brookes BAME Staff Network:


  • Roles within the network

    Nina Epellé

    Nina Epellé

    Campaigns Manager

    Chair, BAME Staff Network



    About

    Nina is a senior marketing consultant with a wealth of experience from public and private sector industries. Prior to joining Brookes, Nina led numerous teams at a London-based creative marketing agency, helping global clients connect with their audiences through multilingual, multi-channel marketing campaigns.

    With a strong focus on maximising business profitability, Nina holds master’s degrees in Ecommerce (UCL) and Major Programme Management (Oxon). She is a powerful digital technologies champion and has a sustained interest in helping people and organisations achieve their greatest potential through mentoring and business coaching.

    Nina brings her extensive leadership, communications and marketing experience to the BAME Network. She is committed to helping the network improve its profile, extend its reach, and exercise the power of its collective voice. She hopes the network will continue to be a powerful beacon that shines a light on the accomplishments and successes of our BAME colleagues.

    Izzy Mohammed

    Izzy Mohammed

    Postgraduate Marketing Officer

    Professional Development and Welfare Officer, BAME Staff Network


    About

    Izzy is a professionally qualified marketer with over five years of experience working in the publishing media and education sectors. She has continuously leveraged her communication skills to work on campaigns for Oxford Brookes University, HarperCollins and a Forbes 30 Under 30 startup, amongst many other organisations.

    Outside of her marketing role, Izzy is also a professional development coach in training. She brings her education and expertise to the steering team at the BAME Staff Network. Through the creation of initiatives, programmes and events, Izzy hopes to support the welfare and professional development of her BAME colleagues.

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    Daniella Frawley

    Daniella Frawley

    Undergraduate Marketing Officer

    Marketing, Communications and Events Lead, BAME Staff Network



    About

    Daniella is an accomplished marketing enthusiast and professional with over seven years experience. Having lived and started her professional career in a multi faceted country like South Africa, she has worked with different cultures and explored numerous points of view that will help bring a different perspective to the BAME Staff Network.

    Initially starting out in the luxury watch and jewellery industry, Daniella developed and executed marketing plans with a proven track record of exceptional returns on investment, and now brings the same energy to the Campaigns team at Oxford Brookes. She is a key team member and determined leader who has learnt to hone her interpersonal skills with the ability to work well under pressure. She is highly adaptable, passionate about people and thrives on responsibility and challenge.

    Her commitment to the BAME Staff Network is to elevate communication strategies and implement a strong brand identity through meaningful events that celebrate differences and encourage constant growth and inspire individual thought. It is her aim to ensure all members and the general public are aware of what we stand for and believe in.

    Interests: Diving, world travel, festivals, foodie, body positivity, anything I can do at least once.

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    Ore Aiyesimoju

    Ore Aiyesimoju

    Graduate Ambassador

    Marketing, Communications and Events Support Officer, BAME Staff Network


    About

    Oreoluwa (Ore) Aiyesimoju is a Law Graduate from Oxford Brookes, graduating in June 2019 with a 2:1.

    Over the past two years, Ore has worked at Oxford Brookes University as a Graduate Ambassador in the UK Recruitment Team. Where she recruits students through Careers/Higher Education (HE) Fairs and Talks on Progression into HE. Throughout her job, she has built upon and enhanced on existing skills as well as developing new ones, for eg: communication, interpersonal, management, event and project management as well as many others.

    Ore is a jack of all trades, not only does she work closely with students during their application process, but she plays a vital role in supporting the social media team. She is a content creator who has been featured in multiple videos on the Oxford Brookes Youtube Channel.

    Ore is very passionate about diversity and representation in all sectors of life, whether that be within HE or the Film and Television Industry. She is really looking forward to helping move the BSN forward, strengthen the social media content and deliver some amazing events.

    Her hobbies include: watching a LOT of TV and Film, acting, content creation, reading, dancing and just CHILLING!

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