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An Inaugural Cross-institutional Forum for Race Equality in Higher Education

For the first time, London's leading universities came together to discuss the ongoing barriers faced by Black and Minority Ethnic people (BME) working in higher education. 'Making connections, overcoming barriers' was initiated by UCL's Race Equality Group and held in partnership with Imperial College, King's College, London School of Economics and Queen Mary, University of London.

The Forum received high-level support from Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council A report from the Forum includes a series of recommendations for institutions and promotes a vision of further collaborative working between the London Russell Group universities on this important area. The report can be accessed here .

Video: ethnicity and attainment lecture

In UK higher education, White students tend to achieve higher grades than students from other ethnic groups. This is across subjects, including medicine. The gap is only partly explained by differences in entry qualifications, background characteristics and variations in the student experience. On 18th April 2011 UCL's Race Equality Group organised an event to discuss these disparities. It included the following presentations:

Dr John Richardson (The Open University): Ethnicity and attainment in higher education Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Division of Medical Education): Ethnicity and the academic performance of UK medical students and doctors

If you you would like to find out more about the work of the Race Equality Group, please contact Fiona McClement ( ), Advisor to the Group.



Last updated: 12th October 2016