Addressing Differential Outcomes for BME Learners

NEON Working Groups

  • Date


  • Location/Venue

    University of Winchester

  • Time

    1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

NEON Addressing Differential Outcomes for BME Learners Working Group

The BME Student Experience: creating an inclusive and engaging HE Environment for all

Hosted by the University of Winchester and Kingston University Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13.15pm – 16.15pm



13.15 – 13.30 Arrival

Registration and refreshments

13.30 – 13.40 Welcome and Introductions

Dr Karen Lipsedge, Kingston University (Chair)


13.40 – 13.55 Position Paper: Enhancing student engagement, ‘sense of belonging’ and inclusivity in closing the BME Attainment Gap

Sarah-Louise Collins, Director of Widening Participation, University of Winchester


13.55 – 14.10




14.10 – 14.45

Case study: University of Winchester

Maisha Islam, Engagement Research and Project Coordinator


Group Discussion: Institutional approaches to student engagement when aligned to closing the BME attainment gap

Your discussion should include the challenges for staff and students, with a focus on differential outcomes for BME Leaners, in particular


14.45 – 15.00 Break


15.00 – 15.45


Group Discussion: Tackling racial harassment: universities challenged (EHRC report)

An opportunity for groups to discuss how universities have responded to issues of racism at their own institutions. The full EHRC report and an executive summary can be found via the link below. Please make the time to read the report in advance of the meeting.


15.45 – 16.00


Topic and location for the next working group meeting

16.00 – 16.15 AOB and Close




This working group serves to provide a space for addressing the challenges of establishing better outcomes for BME learners in Higher Education, and will be exploring innovative approaches to developing good practice in this area by way of practical discussions, research/case study analysis, and peer support.