Why are our universities getting whiter?

Prof. Kalwant Bhopal

With more scrutiny on it than ever, inclusion in our universities should be the widest it's ever been. So why do so many key metrics tell a different story?

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Inclusion has never been under the spotlight as much as it is today. Our public institutions are being scrutinised on their approach and commitment to equal access and held to account for its delivery, many for the first time.

So why is it that in our higher education institutions, many of the key metrics we use to track the representation of minority ethnic groups show that inclusion is actually getting worse?

Kalwant Bhopal is the Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham, and one of the foremost experts in education and social justice. In this eye-opening Garden Talk, Kalwant will show you why equal access in universities may not be quite as close as you think. How do we really reach a post-racial higher education environment?

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Talk outline


50 minutes

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30 minute talk

20 minute Member Q&A

Prof. Kalwant Bhopal

Kalwant made Social Justice one of her most important pillars. Her research has been used to inform policy making in higher education, particularly the development of the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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