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BAME student awarding gap project initial findings

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The Business School is excited to be hosting the following events as part of the broader University Black History Month programme.

All events are open to staff and students and we hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us for some really interesting, educational, and thought-provoking events.  You can find links to register at the events under each listing. All events will be held on Zoom.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Corinna Hattersley-Mitchell, the Business School Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champion: [email protected]

BAME student awarding gap research project initial findings

Mark Clark (Senior Lecturer in the Management department) and Ann McDonnell (Research Fellow) present the findings from their recent research project.

Across UK higher education (HE) BAME students achieve fewer ‘good’ degrees than white students. HE sector body research indicates that this is due to structural deficits which negatively impact their experience. This session will focus on a research project undertaken with students of colour in the business school to better understand their experience as way to inform strategies and actions to help close the awarding gap. The research included a survey and semi-structured interviews with 31 students in the school. The design included collaboration with students of colour who undertook some of the research interviews on a paid basis following training with the lead researcher.

This session will discuss the issue, approach and findings. The latter shows that many students of colour are affected by a range of diverse and complex factors which negatively impact their sense of belonging. In combination these factors are very probably related to the awarding gap.

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