BEaMS is a brand new society, here to represent Black, Ethnic and Minority Scientists. We're here to create a network of BME students across the different schools and provide a safe space for scientists of colour. We also aim to give support, improve the BME student experience, and advocate for equality and diversity in the sciences. Join us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@Beams_uob) or Instagram (beams_uob) to find out more.

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award 2019
  • Outstanding Event Award 2020, for Equal in STEM with oSTEM and WISE


Latest news from BEaMS

Autumn 2021: A promising term for BEaMS!


After recruiting a new committee alongside new members at the start of the year, BEaMS are booming! They've held their first events and been involved in speaker series and focus groups. Omar Lamrani tells us more.

Persevering for growth in a challenging academic year


Despite a challenging year, the Black, Ethnic and Minority Scientists Society have persevered to give their members a sense of community, with several virtual events this semester. Co-President Foday tells us more.

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

An event-filled Spring Term with BEaMS!


After ending 2019 with a bang, BEaMS reached new heights in their events – from hosting a joint games night with BEMA to holding a networking dinner with the Careers Network! Their Outreach Officer Gloria tells us more.

BEaMS have had a fantastic start to the year!

Black Ethnic and Minority Scientists

This has been BEaMS' best term yet! They've held great events ranging from career-related activities, outreach and socials, and also collaborated with several other societies. President Mira Shukla tells us more.

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