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Why do we need Black History Month?

Writing for the Vice-Chancellor's blog, our Chancellor, Shami Chakrabarti, sets out why we need initiatives like Black History Month more than ever.

There will be events happening thoughout the month, so make sure you know what's going on on campus.

There are also events taking place across Colchester. Take a look at 'Black History Month Colchester' to find out more.

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You can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.

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