Black History Month at MUFC ( Published: 12/11/2021)

As a follow-up to Black History Month, artists, YouTubers, fashion designers and representatives of other industries from the black community, passed on their careers advice and words of wisdom to the young people during a collaborative Manchester United Foundation and Nusole event.

Students attend a Black History Month event at Old Trafford in 2021

The event also featured amazing live performances from singers Francesca and Misha B. The students took part in a Celebrating Excellence carousel aimed to provide the students with the opportunity to engage with professionals from a variety of sectors.

Manchester United legend Wes Brown opened the event with a Q&A about his own career and experiences of when he was a young footballer. He said:

There’s a lot of people in different areas of work that have come in to speak and I was one of them. It was good, I really enjoyed it.

You don’t see a lot of black people who are head of this and head of that. It’s very empowering for me; I’ve seen other people that have done it, so I can as well. For me, the thing that definitely stood out was the podcast; I didn’t know you could make a career out of that.
Ashlie (student)

I enjoyed interacting with different people from different professions who widened my understanding of the world of work.
Hermione (student)

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