This working group is organised by the University of Kingston
‘Evidence shows that there are differences at every stage of the student life-cycle in the experiences of students from different ethnic backgrounds. These are long standing, well documented issues across the sector, yet they continue to persist’ –Offa.
This working group serves to provide a space for addressing the challenges of establishing better outcomes for ethnically diverse 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.
Please join us and help to build this network. If you have any queries about this working group contact NEON.
NEON has created a TEAMs group for all NEON Working Groups. The TEAMs group will assist Working Groups share practice and collectively address the various challenges that arise in widening access. To be part of the group, fill in the form here.
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Attendance at Working Group meetings is free to NEON members. Non-members are welcome to attend but there is a fee of £80 per meeting.
• Introduction to ‘Supporting Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) students during the COVID-19 crisis’. Dr Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Equity of Attainment, Coventry University
Click here for the report
• ‘Covid-19 and the Impact of Working Online on BAME staff (academic and professional and support staff)’
Graciano Soares, Learning Spaces Development Manager, Modern Spaces Programme (MSP) Information Service, University of Brighton
• ‘Covid-19 and the Potential Impact on the BAME Awarding Gap and the effect on achieving targets for APP’
Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education Student Success & Widening Participation, University of Brighton
• Recording of the meeting
• Chat feature from the meeting
• Delegate list
Enhancing student engagement, ‘sense of belonging’ and inclusivity in closing the BME Attainment Gap
Sarah-Louise Collins, Director of Widening Participation, University of Winchester
Case study: University of Winchester
Maisha Islam, Engagement Research and Project Coordinator
Diversity & Inclusion Student Ambassador Project – MMU, The Union PPT
Capturing Student Experience Chart