Addressing the BAME Outcome Gap: the Importance of Research and Evaluation

Date: 14th October 2020

Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Please note this event is for Members only

NERUPI is running a series of online events for members this autumn on the BAME outcome gap. Scroll down for the booking form.

The programme is now available to download here:

NERUPI BAME Outcome Gap Event 1 Programme

Suggested pre-reading:

Race, education and social mobility: We all need to dream the same dream and want the same thing - Jason Arday (2020)

Attempting to break the chain: reimaging inclusive pedagogy and decolonising the curriculum within the academy - Jason Arday, Dina Zoe Belluigi & Dave Thomas (2020)

The attainment gap between students from different backgrounds has now been accepted as a real and urgent issue for the HE sector. However, strategies for addressing this remain underdeveloped and solutions are not straightforward. To better understand the BAME outcome gap and to support constructive work towards real solutions, these events will focus on the broader cultural issues within the academy which are at the heart of the outcome disparity for some BAME students and look at some examples of best practice in the sector.

These will be half-day events and run online.

Event 1 - 14 October 2020, 2:00-5:00 pm

Jason Arday (Durham University) will provide the context with Berekhet Berakhy and Dorrie Chetty from University of Westminster adding insights on institutional change.

Event 2 - 11 November 2020, 2:00-5:00 pm

Nona McDuff OBE (Solent University) followed by Dave Thomas ( University of Kent) will talk on curriculum change.

Event 3 - 3 December 2020, 2:00-5:00 pm

The third event is a panel discussion, an opportunity to debate the issues and start to identify constructive ways forward. Speakers from the previous events will be present at the panel discussion.

[You may also be interested in the Open University webinars: Avoid photocopying the past: Re-designing HEIs to reduce inequitable outcomes for BAME students]

To book for the NERUPI events, please complete and send the form below. You only need to complete one booking form whether attending one, two or all three of the events - please indicate on the form which days you wish to register for.