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Wednesday 30 October 201918.00 to 21.00

We proudly present to you the return of Word Up: the Union's Black History Month spoken word night that promises to inspire and educate. Come ready with a verse for the open mic or to support your fellow students. Donations of £2/3 will be taken on entry - all money raised will go to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

You can make donations in advance here

Prepare to be inspired as black artists ‘word up’ for an evening of spoken word. Their deep verses will tell stories of inequality, prejudice, racism and celebration. They will dispel stereotypes and provide raw but crucial details of being Black and British using the captivating aesthetics of wordplay. 

Entertainment and enlightenment - this an event not to be missed!

Location: North Cloisters

This event is in collaboration with Hip Hop and RnB Society and the Black and Minority Ethnic Student’s Network.


Black Futures

We must act in the present to make our future what we want it to be. ‘Black Futures’ asks us how we want to move from surviving to thriving. ‘Black Futures’ asks us to reclaim history for ourselves… because history is political and so is our future.

What is the BME Network

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students’ Network is a place of support, acceptance and activism. This year we’ll be running the Decolonising UCL campaign, working to close the BME attainment gap, supporting the fight for free education by resisting changes to higher education that hit BME students the hardest and fighting for free crisis accommodation for students in need.