BME experiences in higher education: policy making, social justice and white privilege

Online discussion event with Professor Kalwant Bhopal on the representation of BME staff and students in higher education.

Please note this is an online event accessed via Microsoft Teams.

Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice in the School of Education, University of Birmingham. 


The lecture will examine recent statistics on the representation of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) staff and students in higher education and explore how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation continue to disadvantage BME groups. It will use empirical research which explores BME academic flight from higher education to suggest ways forward for the inclusion of BME focusing on issues of equity and social justice. The lecture will also discuss how white privilege works to disadvantage those from BME backgrounds and will explore how universities can develop good practice for the inclusion of BME groups in higher education.

This Equality and Inclusion event is organised by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures and open to all University of Leeds staff and students.

Members of the public are also very welcome to join.

For further information, please contact Dr Rasha Kadry Soliman


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Professor Bhopal standing in front of a bookcase