The White Curricula: Experiences of Black Students and Academics in Higher Education

The White Curricula: Experiences of Black Students and Academics in Higher Education

Date: Wednesday 15 October, 12:00- 14:30

The University of Liverpool Black Asian Minority Ethnic Staff Network is proud to host this FREE Public Event.

Venue: University of Liverpool

Speaker: Richard Tavernier

To mark Black History Month 2014, the University of Liverpool Black Asian and minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network is hosting a free public event that will explore some of the issues affecting BAME students and academics. There are just 85 black professors out of nearly 20,000 in the UK. That’s 0.4%, which clearly shows a disparity with the proportion of black students which has increased steadily each year and now stands at 6%. There are also issues of attainment and recent data evidence that 66.5% of white students studying first degrees received a first or upper second class Honours degree compared with 38.1% of black students.

Who should attend?

  • All those interested in education
  • Frontline Outreach and Community
  • Equality and Diversity Leads
  • Voluntary and Third Sector organisations

For more information about this event please contact Dr Zainab Hussain (University of Liverpool BAME Network Chair).