Black History Month: Celebrating people through poetry

07 Oct 2021
By Shukri M., Contact Centre Lead at Unite Students at

As you may know, October is Black History Month in the UK. But some of you might be wondering why we should celebrate it.

Well it’s the same reason we have women’s history month - to recognise the contribution made by people who have been marginalised in the past. And to celebrate those people who perhaps didn’t get the recognition they deserved at the time.

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Hi, I'm Shukri and I am a Contact Centre Lead at Unite Students. I've worked in a variety of mental health services in the past and I'm naturally interested in wellbeing, especially when it comes to our students.