Solidarity and Strength, Strength in Numbers

BAMEWA wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.



BAMEWA Network is a membership group of BAME women academics ranging from PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers through to independent scholars to lecturers and Professors. We are united in our goal to support and empower BAME women academics in their journeys within academia.

Our member-only group has several joining eligibility requirements, which include: 

that members identify as BAME and  identify as a woman or female-identity. Members need to be: A) A current doctoral student or a postdoc researcher or B) An academic who is affiliated with a university or C) An independent scholar who is currently undertaking academic research or has undertaken academic research within the last five years. If you satisfy the joining requirements please us join via our membership page. You can also join our Facebook group here. All members are required to have completed a Masters level qualification (Level 7). 

At BAMEWA, we are currently in the process of transitioning into a not for profit organisation (BAMEWA Network) to provide structured and consistent support for our members.

This website aims to publicise the different strands of BAMEWA Network. This includes our members alongside their expertise and experience; our blog posts submitted by members for publication; our social media pages - including our popular Facebook group and our soon to be newly released LinkedIn and Twitter pages; our not for profit organisation with our crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns and our pursuit to forge external opportunities for partnerships and sponsorship. 

Our blog aims to provide room for our members to share and publicise their work. These blog posts will be shared on our social media pages. Blog topics we are interested in publishing may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contesting the use of the terms such as BAME, BME, BIPOC, Minority Ethnic in Higher Education and beyond 

  • Researching ‘race’ and processes of racialisation within Higher Education

  • The politics of diversity and difference in Higher Education

  • Intersectionality and academia

  • Personal reflections of working in Higher Education as a BAME woman academic

  • Advancing ‘race’ equality in academia

  • Methods, techniques and experiences in decolonising the curriculum in academia

If you wish to pitch an idea for a blog post and are a member of BAMEWA, please email:


Audre Lorde

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."


Meaningful Cause. Equity at Heart


Classmates in the Library


Helping BAME Women Academics

BAMEWA Network's goal is to support BAME Women Academics through raising money and garnering support to provide professional development, mentorship, and coaching opportunities, networking and collaboration events, and online and offline meet-ups.

We are committed to promoting our members and publicising their work via our social media pages and blog. 

To learn more about BAMEWA, get in touch with us today at



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