Nominations for the Bristol BME Powerlist opened on Monday 15 January and to date over 300 nominations have been made for the Bristol BME Powerlist.
The Bristol BME Powerlist is a printed publication of the 100 most influential Black and Minority Ethnic individuals that live, work and study in Bristol. Nominations for the list will remain open until Friday 9 March and are encouraged from anyone in the city.
Winners will be notified in April and invited to a celebratory event happening in June.
Those named on the list will be asked to engage in conversations with students to increase BME engagement in the local communities. This will help to develop their time in Bristol and to create an improved sense of social responsibility within the city.
Founder of the project Chanté Joseph said:
“The BME Powerlist came about as a result of the university conducting research into the BME attainment gap. One of the recommendations of the report was that BME students should have more visible role models across the city, and additionally I’ve spent most of my three years at Bristol engaging in activities and events across the community and I know that there are some incredible people and unsung heroes who really do deserve recognition.
“This project is incredibly important to me and I want to get as many nominations as possible. I’m enjoying reading your stories so far; they are incredible and they are inspiring. Please share and please nominate!”
So far over 40% of nominations are a student or staff member at the University of Bristol. The remainder of nominations have come from the community.
Complete a nomination online at bristolsu.org.uk/bmepowerlist. All you need to do to nominate someone is give their name and a reason why you think they should be on the list. You can even nominate yourself!