Lincoln Uni’s Wellbeing Centre has introduced a new specialist BAME counsellor
Leon is now part of the Student Wellbeing team
The University of Lincoln’s Student Wellbeing Centre has introduced a brand new specialist BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) counsellor to their team.
In a social media post, the University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union said: “Last week Nat (VP Campaigns & Environment), Amina (VP International) and Jacob (Racial Diversity Officer) met with Leon, the new specialist BAME counsellor, who is now in place within the team at the University of Lincoln Student Wellbeing Centre.”
Both Amina and Jacob shared their experiences as BAME students; “who didn’t know how to access specialist support or report hate crimes whilst in Lincoln.” During this, it was highlighted students often struggle or are unaware of the information and support available specifically for BAME students.
“At the Students’ Union, we are extremely pleased to welcome Leon to the Student Wellbeing team and will be working alongside them to increase student engagement with this service, with the hope that our students continue to feel supported and safe in Lincoln.”