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Black Advisory Hub


The Black Advisory Hub has been co-created with students and with careful consultation with a range of stakeholders, ranging from student societies, academic and professional staff, and cognate units and committees, all with an interest in supporting institutional initiatives to address race and to support Black students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. 

The Steering Group for the Black Advisory Hub addresses the need for a leadership body to support the team of project associates, students and CCTL staff. This Steering Group will provide oversight of the agenda and priorities for the work of the Black Advisory Hub.  It will also ensure that the Black Advisory Hub stays focused on its objectives stemming from a set of agreed ‘aims and values’.

See the Terms of Reference for the Steering Group here. 


To reflect its collaborative values, the Black Advisory Hub proposes a co-chair arrangement for the Steering Group, shared between a senior staff member and a current Black student.

  • Sonita Alleyne, Master of Jesus College
  • Tyra Amofah-Akardom, postgraduate student Faculty of Education


Zeena Elhassan Project Associate, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning
Dr Michael Joseph Lecturer, Department of History
Professor Franklin Aigbirhio Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Chemistry  
Dr Judith Bunbury Senior Tutor, St Edmunds College 
Tara Choudhury BME officer, Cambridge Student Union 2021-2022
Éireann Attridge Tutor, Homerton College
Dr David Izuogu Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry
Dr Joanna Jasiewicz Race Equality Charter coordinator and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant 
Paul Seagrove Communications Manager, Widening Participation and Access 
Anna Nye Associate Director for Philanthropy, Student Support, CUDAR
Nnenda Chinda Co-Chair,  Black Alumni Network  
Lisa Dery Director, Student Union’s Advice Service
Tom Levinson Head, Widening Participation, Cambridge Admission Office
Jennifer Skinner Co-chair, Race Equality Network and  Decolonising Library 
Joe Cotton Communications Coordinator, Race Equality Network   
Amelia Jabry  Access, Participation and Education Officer, Cambridge Student Union 2021-2022
Dr Ruth Walker Senior Teaching Associate, Centre for Teaching and Learning