19 December 2017

Addressing Differential Outcomes for BME Learners Working Group


The latest analysis of entry rates by UCAS shows that there are significant differences in higher education entry rates between different ethnic groups. Retention rates are lower for almost all ethnic groups, in comparison to their white peers, and further disparities exist in the progression of BME students. Disadvantage for ethnic groups exists both into and beyond higher education but we know there are lots of examples of good practice within the HE sector. It’s vital we share this practice to find out what works and, just as importantly, what strategies have been not as successful. This is not just part of the public sector equality duty but a vital aspect of our work as the widening access community.

This working group will look at case studies, research and best practice that are improving outcomes for BME learners.

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