We aim to help African Caribbean communities/charities; to empower and educate our members by teaching them about African Caribbean history, culture and achievement; to create a sense of unity amongst our members; to liaise with other student groups.
We’ve been contacted by a Casting Researcher at Wall to Wall Media (he makers of Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family) who would like to share the following opportunity with you all.
They are looking for a Caribbean family to explore Black British history and its cultural and social influence on British popular culture in a brand new BBC 2 show ‘Back in Time for Brixton’. One adventurous family will be fast-forwarded through 60 years of history, with no mobiles and roughly the same amount of money and possessions that their ancestors brought with them on arrival. Please see the flyer below for more information and please note, participants do not need to be Brixton residents..
If there are any Caribbean families interested in being considered please get in touch asap. Contact Yemi Oyefuwa via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 301 8465.
Follow Back in Time For Brixton on their social media accounts:
Here are the pictures from out Valentine’s Gameshow She Loves Me Notts. This was a totally sold out event and was such a fun night! Thank you to all the participants (we hope your dates went well!), hosts and attendees!
To end what has been an amazing term, we gave you unlimited drinks, a lovely meal and sets from the two most popular DJs in town, DJ Mykz and DJ Reeepa. For those who did attend, I think we can say it ended the term quite perfectly. Everyone was dressed to impress and ready to have a good time and that’s exactly what we did! If you weren’t there you really did miss out but here are some pictures from the night so you can see how much we enjoyed…
Photography by Lola (Creative Director).
Thank you for making this event the success that it was and we’re really excited to see you all in the New Year. Have a good one and please drink responsibly!
The Great Debate Tour came back to Nottingham and this year we collaborated with Nottingham Trent for an interesting night of debating! There were some really exciting topics ranging from education to “black music” to politics and voting patterns.
Great Debate Tour
Photography by Lola (Creative Director).
It was an incredible evening of discussion, banter and a touch of controversy and we hope you all took something from it. We’d like to say a huge thank you to The Great Debate team and panellists for coming down and hosting an amazing event with us.
A collaboration like no other – Nottingham Trent and University of Nottingham! We came together to give you guys a night of games, entertainment and a free plate of African cuisine. Enjoy the pictures…
Photography by Lola (Creative Director) & Belita Marfo (Biggie Snaps).
Thanks for coming and we hope you interacted really well with Trent; this year is all about integration so make sure you’re mingling and getting to know our ACS counterparts! #ONETRIBE
This year the University of Nottingham are putting on some amazing events to celebrate Black History month ranging from film screening to talks and discussions. If you haven’t been to some of them already, check out the next upcoming events below. Don’t miss out guys, you can learn so much about black history regardless of whether you’re African or Caribbean.
There will come a time when you’re just craving some sweet fried plantain or fried yam and fresh pepper. Yup, that day will come and when it does you’ll be thanking us for this blog post! After you run out of your stock of home cooked food you’ll probably want to buy some familiar groceries and follow mum’s recipe or just experiment in the kitchen.
Below are a few local supermarkets to cater to your needs:
Mogal Express – 188 Ilkeston Rd, NG7 3FY
Iqra shop – 117 High Road, Beeston, NG9 2LH
Victoria Shopping Centre market – 222 Victoria St, NG1 3PT
You can purchase all sorts of ingredients from plantain and yam to the realest seasonings.
Don’t forget to invite your lovely ACS committee round for dinner 😉
Hey Freshers! We hope you’re all very excited to move into Nottingham and meet tonnes of new people. As you’re writing your uni shopping lists and planning your massive trip to IKEA or wherever else, we thought we’d give you a little extra help. This is a very extensive list of what you need to buy/pack from bedding to important documents, it’s all there. Literally all of us on the committee used this list when preparing for university and it was incredibly useful. Argos, Wilko and IKEA also have their own university checklist, deals and some great themes and bedroom ideas. We’d recommend decorating your room and making it cosy because that’s where you’ll spend a lot of your time and you might even get a bit homesick!
The Notts ACS forget-me-not’s:
Door stopper (so you can meet your flatmates on move-in day)
Hangers (you wont be given any)
Washing up sponge
Medication (fresher’s flu is so real!)
Clothes drying rack
Lastly, a few tips for when you move in:
-Make sure you give your room, kitchen space and bathroom a good clean before you do ANYTHING
-For the self-catered lot, don’t bother buying a toaster, kettle, iron or rice cooker as you’ll probably be given one to share with your flatmates; check what will be provided and wait till you get there so you can split the cost of extra appliances
-Don’t take toooo much stuff with you especially if living on campus as you’ll have to move in and out each term
-Buy a double duvet not a single even if you have a single bed
-Earplugs may come in handy for noisy neighbours (and St Peter’s Court fire alarms!)
-To save space in your vehicle you can do your food shopping in Notts
Lidl – 1 Midland Way, NG7 3NY, ASDA – Hyson Green, NG7 5FP, etc are close-by for the self catered students
That’s all from us for now! Comment below if you have questions about anything related.
Hey freshers, if you’re religious like some of us and wish to continue practicing while in Nottingham then this post is for you. It’s so important to stay true to who you are although it can be challenging when you’re in a completely new environment with strangers all around you. Peer pressure is real and people will try and influence you everyday so inbetween all the experimenting and fun, remember where you came from as well as your morals and home training.
We’ve compiled a list of places where you can go to worship in the local area but ofcourse you’re not limited to this. There may be loads more that we don’t know about so comment and share with us so someone else can be blessed.
The main religious places our members attends are:
The Honey Hand – If you want top quality fleekiness, you can get in touch with our Welfare Officer, Honey, who has over 5 years of professional experience. She specialises in lace closure weaves, braids, twists, relaxer treatments, you name it, and also threads eyebrows! – Ilkeston Rd – email@example.com
GHAB|pro – With over 5 years experience in the hair and beauty sector, Sophia is your go to girl for all things beauty related. From weaves and hair treatments to full face makeovers, GHAB|pro has you sorted! – Insta: @ghabpro – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07538584945