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Why isn't my professor black?

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"Why isn't my professor black?" UCL panel discussion

There are just 85 black professors out of 18,510 in the UK and the number has barely changed in eight years. The percent of black professors (0.4%) shows a striking disparity with the proportion of black students, which has increased steadily each year and now stands at 6%.

What does it mean when the generation that produces knowledge is so unrepresentative of the generation that consumes it? This panel debate will be chaired by Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost. It will aim to ask difficult questions and explore even more challenging solutions.

Professor Michael Arthur, Chair, UCL President and Provost
Dr William Ackah, Panel Member, Birkbeck, University of London
Dr Lisa Amanda Palmer, Panel Member, Newman University
Dr Shirley Tate, Panel Member, University of Leeds
Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias C̶o̶l̶e̶m̶a̶n̶, Panel Member, UCL
Deborah Gabriel, Panel Member, Founder and CEO of Black British Academics

Date: Live broadcast on 21 March 2014

Further information:

Race Equality at UCL

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, UCL



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