Being a president for ‘Marrow society’ (a charitable arm of Anthony Nolan), I can understand the importance of diversity at Middlesex University. We recruit nearly 86% of the people from ethnic and minority on the register from every recruitment clinic. At Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) campaign, held in February, we had signed up 17 donors on the register in a few hours. The diversity among the students is not only seen in their ethnic groups but in their age groups as well. We follow a strict protocol to recruit people from 16-30 age groups however many people have approached us being over 30 years and studying in their 1st years. Diversity at Middlesex in every aspect benefits the marrow society and improves the chance of survival from every race and ethnicity. Among 50 other universities with marrow societies, Middlesex is one of the most diverse universities in term of donor registry and thanks to our DIVERSITY we can make full use of it to save lives.
If you would like to know more about MARROW see this link: http://www.mdxsu.com/groups/marrow-society--2 We welcome every opportunity to engage with all programmes across the University to include all our diverse fellow students and are supported by many lecturers but could always benefit from more support and advertising!
Maryam Amir, Year 3 Biomedical Sciences
President of Middlesex Marrow Society.