Black History Month at City of Glasgow College

Racism has no place at City of Glasgow College and we are committed to promoting equality in every working, learning and teaching environment.

Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the College and in Scotland. Glasgow is the most multicultural region in Scotland, with people from a diverse range of nationalities, ethnicities and religions calling the city home. Black History Month has been celebrated in Scotland since 2001 and continues to be a vibrant, fun and informative series of events in Glasgow and Scotland.

In spite of Glasgow's rich multicultural heritage, the experiences of African, Caribbean and Asian people have been largely absent from our history books. Black History Month provides an opportunity to commemorate the contributions, sacrifices and achievements made by Glasgow's diverse communities, and to educate ourselves about Scotland's past, and use this to build upon our future.

Throughout October, we encourage students and staff to engage with the huge range of events offered by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER). We will also be marking the month with themed food in our catering outlets.

Answers to our table-topper quiz questions

  1. Dianne Abbott
  2. 2008
  3. Martin Luther King

Internal events

October 5th

ESOL Extras Fayre from 10am - 2.30pm on Mezzanine Floor.

An awareness raising session of what "extra" activities are on offer inside the college. We will be joined by Glasgow Libraries, Positive Action in Housing, Scottish Refugee Council and Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA).

October 26th

ESOL Awards Ceremony from 2pm - 4pm in Business Centre, Level 4.

A celebration of award winners from 2016-17 from Literacies to Advanced levels. Guest speaker TBC.

Useful links

Further information

Any questions? Please call our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team on 0141 375 5401/5402, or email us at: