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Black and Minority Ethnic Experiences in Higher Education: Policy Making, Social Justice & White Privilege

Black and Minority Ethnic Experiences in Higher Education

Book your place at our lecture on Wednesday 5 June

We welcome Professor Kalwant Bhopal to campus on Wednesday 5 June for our 3rd Inaugural Lecture by the Academy for the Transformation of Teaching. 

Prof Bhopal's lecture is called Black and Minority Ethnic Experiences in Higher Educations: Policy Making, Social Justice and White Privilege. During which, she will examine recent statistics on the representation of BME staff and students in higher education and explore how the processes of racism, exclusion, and marginalisation continue to disadvantage BME groups.

Using recent empirical research on the Race Equality Charter, Prof Bhopal will suggest how people from BME groups can be included, focusing on issues of equality and social justice. She will also discuss how white privilege works to disadvantage those from BME backgrounds, and explore how universities can develop good practice for the inclusion of BME groups in higher education.

Professor for Education and Social Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) at the University of Birmingham, Prof Bhopal's research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality in the lives of Black minority ethnic groups as well as examining the marginal positions of Roma, Sinti, and Travellers. 

Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion, and marginalisation operate in predominantly white spaces, and thereby exacerbate possibilities for social justice and inclusion. 

Book your ticket here, and please join us for a wine reception and discussion that will follow the 6pm lecture in the Eastern Gateway Atrium.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Business, Arts & Social Sciences as part of its College Education Forum. The event is free and open to the public.