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Celebrating Black Excellence: Resilience, Wellbeing and the Black Experience

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


A roundtable conversation hosted by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment about resilience, wellbeing and the Black experience featuring colleagues from the NTU Black community.

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Event details

Continuing with the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment’s Celebrating Black Excellence events, October will see the launch of this year’s CBE events calendar. Guest speakers include members of our academic, Student Support Services, and postgraduate student community, taking part in a conversation about resilience, wellbeing and the Black experience.

As with previous CBE events, anyone can join us, and we look forward to welcoming students and colleagues for what we hope will be the start of deeper explorations of important topics like mental health, decolonising the curriculum, learning from industry insiders and creating a student executive to help plan future events.


This event will be online via Microsoft Teams.


Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri ​- Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) and Course Leader for the MSc Construction Management course. He leads the MSc Research Dissertation, Industrial Internship and Advanced Construction modules as well as contributing to other Construction Management & Quantity Surveying courses. He supervises research projects at Undergraduate & Postgraduate levels and is also lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Management Department in ADBE.​ Anthony is the ADBE Race Equality Champion.

Sam Mamphey, MCIOB​ - Sam Mamphey is a senior lecturer in Quantity Surveying at NTU where he is module lead for Cost Planning and Estimating, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate QS degree programmes. His expertise extends to a variety of areas including procurement, contract administration and contractual practice. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), Association for Project Managers (APM) and an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Sam is the ADBE Race Equality Champion alongside Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri.

Zena Rashid ​- Zena currently works in ADBE as an Educational Developer and has worked at NTU for the last 6 years in a number of roles such as, Researcher Development Consultant, Educational Consultant for the SCALE-UP approach (student centred active and collaborative learning) and as a Senior Lecturer in Education. She has championed equalities work for over 35 years and has extensive experience of working with diverse communities within education settings, from early years to Primary and Secondary Schools, community settings and the FE sector. She is passionate about making a difference to learners' educational experiences and is committed to the social mobility and equity change agendas.

Insa Ba is Senior Technician in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, and member of the University’s Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) network.

Karen Clarke ​ is the Student Support Advisor in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. She also part of the NTU working group driving the Decolonising the Curriculum agenda across the university and brings her considerable experience of supporting people with mental health and wellbeing to the conversation.

Event Schedule

4:15pm – virtual corridor and arrival

4:30pm Introductions

4:40pm roundtable conversation: resilience, wellbeing and the Black experience

5:40 – final reflections

5:30 – Event ends

5:30-5:45 – Networking

The School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website can be found here.

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