Race Equality in HE

Access & Participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in UK Postgraduate Research – Policy Briefing (ukcge.ac.uk) Following the recent notice of a joint Research England and Office for Students funding competition to reduce inequalities in postgraduate research, the UK Council for Graduate Education created a Policy Briefing giving an overview of access and participation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) postgraduate researchers (PGRs). The briefing uses data and data categories from the Higher Education Statistics Authority, with support from Research England.

Turning words into Actions: Eliminating racism and racial equality in Higher Education video recording of SOAS UUK event

Diversity Access Schemes | LawCareers.Net Information on a range of schemes promoting racial diversity in the legal profession

Why I am talking to white people about Race Miah Bailey discusses the common microaggressions that black people experience in UK workplaces and considers the role that education can play in responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.  This is from a careers perspective.

The experience of BME academics in Higher Education A stimulus paper by a leading BAME academic in this area, Dr Kalwant Bhopal.

Exploring black and minority ethnic (BME) doctoral students’ perceptions of an academic career This 2017 research report explores black and minority ethnic (BME) doctoral research students’ perceptions of an academic career. The report provides a qualitative snapshot of the challenges faced by BME postgraduate research students (PGR). The interplay between personal, economic and social factors including ethnicity, overt and covert racism, and marginalisation are explored. The report was written by a leading UK Black academic in this area, Jason Arday.

Racial equality in higher education: Is it really one step forward? | Wonkhe Bhavik Patel’s interesting opinion piece on the Race Equality Charter Mark and its impact on Race equality in Higher Education

Everyday Racism Is Rampant at The University of Surrey • (incitejournal.com) An article written by a black Surrey student in 2020 that raises awareness of racism that exists at the University. It includes responses from senior board members and has inspired more staff and students to take action.

Home – Leading Routes This organisation has a mission to support the next generation of Black academics. Their website contains information on opportunities and resources on this topic. Leading Routes also produced an important report about the funding challenges for Black researchers The Broken Pipeline – Barriers to Black PhD Students Accessing Research Council Funding – Leading Routes

Annual Conference for ECRs from Black Asian Minority Ethnic backgrounds BME Early Career Researcher Conference | The Open University

Educational Reading (bveds.com) List of Books on Race for those who are looking for recommendations from those in the veterinary profession. The books are relevant to all who are interested in the topic, and often the key texts that get circulated in discussions on Race equality.

Listen to Professor Bhopal’s talk on ‘BME experiences in higher education: policy making, social justice and white privilege’ – this gives a useful summary of key issues in Higher Education. You can listen to it on a walk, while cooking or on your break – no reading or screens needed.

Ethnicity and the Postgraduate Student Experience Report | Advance HE (advance-he.ac.uk) Advance HE’s Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught Experience surveys provide some of the largest survey-based datasets in the sector. This report provides deeper analysis of how the Postgraduate Research (PGR) and Postgraduate Taught (PGT) experiences may differ among students of different ethnicities.  To access this report you need to select University of Surrey, which is a member.

Teaching British Histories of Race, Migration and Empire | Institute of Historical Research (history.ac.uk) A crowdsourced collection of resources for teachers, students and researchers exploring histories of race, migration and empire. The resources are divided by age groups. There is a section on resources for Academic Researchers, with a focus on Arts and Humanities.

#BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers? An article in reaction to George Floyd’s murder and the whole Black Lives Matter movement. Written by a group of authors at Astrobites , a team with multiple members. Centred on astronomy but most things apply to all fields. It has references to more general resources, and it is still relevant today.

MHFA Inclusive language guide. This guide aims to empower you to have supportive, inclusive conversations about race.