What are the issues for success for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds

Access Academy Training

  • Date


  • Time

      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Both student retention, attainment and success, differ significantly by ethnic group across the higher education sector.  For many higher education institutions reducing these gaps is a key part of their Access and Participation Plans (APPs) and addressing them is a priority.

This course will consider the background to, and strategies to tackle, these gaps.

During the day delegates will:

  • Consider some of the issues for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds within the HE context;
  • Discuss the issues for students from within the context of delegates’ own institutions;
  • Hear institutional perspectives with practical examples on how we tackle the issues for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds;
  • Develop an activity or intervention to support students from ethnically diverse backgrounds to improve their retention, attainment and success;
  • Have the opportunity to network with other higher education professionals responsible for the retention and success of ethnically diverse students and share best practice.

The course is suitable for:

  • Members of the Senior Management Team with responsibility for retention, attainment and success;
  • Heads of Widening Access, Support Services, or Careers;
  • Staff members responsible for the development and delivery of interventions to improve the retention, attainment and success of students, particularly those from ethnically diverse groups;
  • Those with an interest in the topic and in finding out how gaps can be addressed.

Date: Tuesday 17th May

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Online via Zoom