Hey! I’m Chantelle (she/her) and I’m the BME representative for Corpus JCR. As BME rep I promote inclusivity and diversity at Corpus. I think it is important that students from minority backgrounds whether that be race or religion feel that they have a community who share their experiences and with whom they can express their feelings or any issues relating to discrimination.
Oxford is already an intense environment which can be hard for mental health which is why I think it is even more important for corpus to have a BME rep who concentrates on welfare and creating a strong support system. I plan on achieving this through organising social events such as a formal dinner and spoken word night. I think it is also beneficial to connect with a wider community so I aim to involve Corpus BME students in at least one intercollegiate BME event a year such as a food exchange event.
Feel free to contact me whenever