Teaching & Learning


Closing the BAME Awarding Gap at UCL: our journey so far

Closing the BAME Awarding Gap at UCL: our journey so far was the focus of the conference, held on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

The UCL Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Awarding Gap Project held a one-day conference for internal and external colleagues and students on the theme of ‘Closing the BAME Awarding Gap at UCL: our journey so far'. 

The conference began with a welcome from President & Provost, Dr Michael Spence, followed by: 

Talk and Q&A by Chris Millward

Chris Millward (Director for Fair Access and Participation). 

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Talk and Q&A by Heidi Mirza

Heidi Mirza (Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmiths, UoL, Professor Emerita in Equalities Studies at UCL, and Visiting Professor in Social Policy at LSE). 

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BAME Awarding Gap Project Update

with Julie Evans, Parama Chaudhury, Sukhi Bath and Mahalia Davis

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Q&A Panel

Chaired by Ijeoma Uchegbu (Pro-Vice Provost - Africa and The Middle East), with panellists Prof. Ijeoma Uchegbu, Sandy Ogundele, Aarushi Menon, Lasana Harris and Prof. Parama Chaudhury. 

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View our students' reflections 

Alongside the conference, we shared a selection of blogs, videos and presentation slides prepared by UCL students on the topic of closing the BAME Awarding Gap. Delegates voted for their favourite submission. 

Improving inclusivity of Geography modules as a Student Curriculum Partner [Video] - Laiba Khan

My experience as a student curriculum partner [Blog post] - Maryam Abdu

Setting up a student-led magazine related to Asia and being Asian [Blog post] - Athena Li and Shiyan Zhu

The importance of increasing inclusivity to close the BAME Awarding Gap at UCL [PowerPoint slides] - Aysha Rahman

Celebrating BAME and closing the BAME awarding gap by showcasing diversity of language [Blog post] - Floarea Iacobesu

Maintaining participation at UCL Medical School: the step beyond widening participation [Video] - Esther Simisola Sule, Bimpe Adeyemi, William Shem Patrick Braithwaite, Khadeejah Hullemuth,  Srishti Agarwal.