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Enhancing the Experiences of Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minoritised Ethnic Students in Higher Education

1 in 20 students leave their courses in higher education as a result of racial harassment. In this post, Mary Makinde, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Investigation and Strategic Lead on Closing Our Gap at Canterbury Christ Church University shares how the Bridging the Gap to Leadership Programme has helped deliver sustainable improvements to the experience of non-white students at the university.

Communicating with Hard-to-Reach Groups Through a Whole Community Approach

Birmingham is one of Britain’s most diverse cities with 40% of the population from non-white British backgrounds. These groups are often disengaged from public messaging. Through championing local people, the council aimed to rectify that problem.

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Support

Multiple studies have highlighted health inequalities which disproportionately affect Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Issues have been identified across the entire lifespan, from increased dental disease in childhood, poor experiences for black women using maternity services, to low numbers of elderly black people using mental health services. This case study will highlight the work CAHN are carrying out to identify structural and systemic barriers, and how they continued to deliver their services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sharing Experiences from Swansea BAME Students in Engineering Network

Charlotte Ajomale-Evans is Chair of the Swansea University BAME Students in Engineering Network. She discussed with us the challenges facing BAME students taking STEM university courses.

Improving Outcomes for Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

In this article we identify the challenges faced by BAME students in higher education and recognise ways that higher education institutions are striving to improve the outcomes for these students.

Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

In this case study we’ll look at the work of the Equality & Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) in providing inclusive safeguarding services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Warwickshire.