IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Understanding mental health issues for BAME staff and students in higher education

02 July 2020, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Group of students studying together. Image: Retha Ferguson via Pexels

This webinar examines the impact of negotiating racial inequality and discrimination at university and the impact upon mental health.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Centre for Global Higher Education

Aspects examined consider the impact of belonging, victimization, isolation and marginalisation on mental health and how this consequently affects university experiences for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and staff.


Image: Retha Ferguson via Pexels

About the Speaker

Dr Jason Arday

Assistant Professor in Sociology at Durham University

Jason Arday is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading race equality think tank.

He is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London.