Hello everyone, I'm Grace Munyiri, proudly Kenyan and a dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority (BEM) officer at Cardiff University Students Union. As a postgraduate international student pursuing an MSc in Data Science and Analytics, I deeply understand the significance of representation and inclusivity in higher education. I am passionate about creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students, irrespective of their backgrounds.
When I'm not immersed in the world of numbers and algorithms, I find solace and inspiration within the pages of captivating literature. Reading fuels my creativity and sharpens my analytical thinking, enabling me to approach challenges from different perspectives.
My adventurous spirit takes me on journeys to diverse corners of the globe, where I eagerly explore new places, cultures, and cuisines. These experiences enrich my understanding of the world and foster a profound appreciation for the beauty of diversity.
Connecting with people is my true passion. Whether engaging in thought-provoking discussions or simply sharing a friendly conversation, I firmly believe in the power of human connections to foster inclusivity and understanding.
As your Black and Ethnic Minorities Officer, I make the following promises:
- 1. Active Listening: I will actively listen to the concerns and needs of black and ethnic minority students and work diligently to address them.
- 2. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion: I will strive to foster a culture of diversity and inclusivity by organizing events and workshops that raise awareness and educate students on the importance of these values.
- 3. Representation: I will ensure that the voices and perspectives of black and ethnic minority students are not only heard but also represented in all university committees and discussions.
- 4. Collaboration: I will actively collaborate with student organizations and other relevant stakeholders to create a supportive network for black and ethnic minority students, empowering them to thrive.
- 5. Accessibility: I am committed to working towards making resources and opportunities accessible to all students, regardless of their backgrounds, ensuring equal access to a quality education.
- 6. Student Support: I am here to provide support and guidance to black and ethnic minority students who may need assistance with academic or personal challenges they encounter along their journey.
I am deeply committed to advocating for the rights and needs of black and ethnic minority students. I firmly believe that through collaboration and open communication, we can create a more inclusive and diverse community at Cardiff University. Let's work together to make our university a place where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to succeed.
I am here to amplify the voices of Black and Ethnic minority students. Feel free to reach out to me at any time—I'm here to be your voice for change. Thank you all for your support, and together, let's work towards a better future for all.