At Canterbury Christ Church we acknowledge the invaluable and positive contributions that our Black students and staff make to our learning and working environment. 

It is without a doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for members of the Black community, with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and the recent killings shining a lens on the inequalities within our society including the Higher Education section and the need for urgent and long-lasting change.

Through our Closing Our Gap strategic commitments and our Black History 365 campaign, Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to raising Black voices and ensuring that Black students and staff know that they matter to us.

From the 1 November we launch our ‘I Matter' campaign in support of Black Lives Matter and this will form a central component of our IMATTER/Allyship campaign and our work to dismantle racism.

Take part in the campaign

We are calling all Black students and staff to take part in the I MATTER campaign.

To take part simply, post a picture with a sign saying ‘I MATTER’ and share the hashtag #CCCUBH365

Share on social

  1. Download the I Matter frame
  2. Add a selfie to the centre 
  3. Upload your pledge to your personal social media
  4. Use the hashtags #CCCUBH365 & #ClosingOurGap
  5. Tag the University @CanterburyCCUni

How to add your selfie to the #CCCUBH365 I Matter frame:

To add your selfie, you can copy and paste it into the free space on desktop. For mobile, we recommend you:

  • Download Snapseed by Google on App Store or Google Play
  • Once downloaded, tap 'Open a photo' and select the allyship frame. Then:
    • Go to 'Tools'
    • Tap 'Double Exposure'
    • Tap the 'Photo+' symbol and find your selfie
    • Add to the frame and save!
  • Upload to your social!

Be part of a network

BAME Student Network

The Canterbury Christ Church BAME Student Network provides a space for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students to support each other throughout their studies, network, discuss challenges and promote race equality and diversity. It is also a place to hold events including webinars and signpost students to important information and services.

Members of the BAME student network have play an active role in shaping the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda including working as partners to develop curriculum, procedural changes and sitting on the University’s Closing Our Gap Strategy Group.

The BAME student network is open to all CCCU students that identify as a member of the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.

CCCU BAME network aims

  • Provide a supportive space for BAME students at CCCU
  • Provide a network that builds sense of belong and community
  • Collaborate with key services across the University to promote BAME interest
  • Organise and host events that promote BAME interest and the University’s EDI agenda.

If you would like to join the BAME student network please complete this form

If you are a non-BAME student and would like to be a network ally and support the work of the BAME student network please email

BAME Staff Network

The BAME staff network is open to all staff that identify as a member of the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community from any part of the University. Meet, share experiences and discuss ways in which we can help each other. 

To join the network please email: