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Cheryl finishes her BHM Campaign By Interviewing the Minister for Economy

It has been a month full of inspiration as ,VP Welfare, Cheryl has taken the lead on this year's Black History Month Campaign. From speaking with students to interviewing leaders within the Black Community, we hope students can learn from this month and continue to take up the opportunities presented to them.

Image shows VP Welfare, Cheryl, stood with the Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething.

Last week marked the end of this year's Black History Month campaign, with the premiere of our final podcast episode on this topic. VP Welfare, Cheryl Chingosho, led the campaign and interviewed students across campus about what it means to them to be black as well as conducting a series of interviews for our podcast with influential people.

Cheryl spoke with Kolawole - the President at the University of West England Students' Union - about his experiences of being an SU officer and representing students, as well as why he thinks Black History Month is important. She then sat down with Vida Greaux, a lecturer at the University and a Race Equality Champion, and spoke about facing barriers as well as how students can tackle racism.

Then finally, last week - Cheryl (joined by our Communications team) travelled down to Cardiff Bay to meet with the Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething, about his experiences as the first black president of NUS Wales as well as balancing his life as a politician with family.

All of the podcast episodes are available on Spotify - just search 'Unionly with USWSU'