Further Reading

A short video addressing Unconscious Bias:  ‘What does my headscarf mean to you?’, Yaasmin Abdel-Magied (2014). The talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSouthBank, an independent event.

Race at Work, a report by ‘Business in the Community’ (November, 2015).

Presentation ‘Enhancing the degree attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic students in Higher Education’ Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Head of Research at Sheffield Hallam University, keynote speaker at Derby’s Student Attainment and Experience Conference in June 2015.

Changing Patterns in Vocational Entry Qualifications, Student Support and Outcomes in Undergraduate Degree Programmes. Dr Robin Shields and Dr Alex Masardo, University of Bath. (Source: HEA 2015). An interesting study that analyses how well students with vocational qualifications are prepared for and supported in their studies at higher education.

Critical Race Theory collection  This collection focuses on the critical examination of society and culture. Critical race theory is often associated with many of the controversial issues involved in the pursuit of equality, race and ethnicity (Informa UK Limited, an Informa Group company, 2015).

Race and Elections – This is another publication that is part of the Runnymede Perspectives series, “the aim of which is to foment free and exploratory thinking on race, ethnicity and equality “.  Runnymede: Intelligence for a Multi-ethnic Britain.  Edited by Omar Khan and Kjartan Sveinsson (Runnymede, 2015).

Inclusive Pedagogy References by Debs Robinson– Here are the references for the PReSS recipe page Inclusive Pedagogy by Debs Robinson 2015.

A practical example of a dialogic approach PDF – This document is another example of a dialogic activity by Debs Robinson

Aiming Higher Runnymeadetrust.org. “This publication is part of the Runnymede Perspectives series, the aim of which is to foment free and exploratory thinking on race, ethnicity and equality.” “Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent thinktank on race equality and race relations “. ‘Aiming Higher, Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy’  Edited by Claire Alexander and Jason Arday (Runnymede 2015)

The video link below is “a film to accompany the Runnymede Trust report ‘Aiming Higher Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy'” (films@manchester, 2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaOx1d8hmJY&utm_source=Equalitylink&utm_campaign=44735503f2-Equalitylink_February_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_366d93105f-44735503f2-13273646

SHRM-SIOP Diversity. This document – ‘Social Science Social Science Strategies for Managing Diversity: Individual and Organizational Opportunities to Enhance Inclusion’ is by Eden King & Veronica Gilrane, 2015. More than ever before, people work together with others from different gender, racial, sexual orientation, age, religion, parental status, and ability backgrounds. Common wisdom regarding the “business case for diversity” suggests that employee diversity is a resource that enhances organizational effectiveness. Social science findings, however, suggest that diversity can be both a challenge and an opportunity to human resource managers and organizations as a whole (Guillaume, Dawson, Woods, Sacramento, & West, 2013)   King &  Gilrane, 2015.

publications_150_6 Learning takes effort Seda. This is a SEDA publication by Graham Gibbs called “53 Powerful Ideas All Teachers Should know about“. 2014   “Idea Number 6, May 2014, Learning takes effort. One of the most important of the evidence-based ‘Seven principles of good practice in undergraduate education’ is ‘Good practice emphasises time on task’. The assumption here is that if students don’t spend much time trying to learn then they won’t learn much, and that one of the primary responsibilities of teachers is to arrange things in such a way that student spend enough time on the right things. Without student effort, not much of significance is going to happen. Gibbs, 2014.

HEA: Internationalising Higher Education Frameworks. HEA has produced  ‘Internationalising Higher Education Frameworks’.”Internationalisation is of growing importance to higher education (HE) within the United Kingdom (uk) and across the world, driven by political, economic, educational, social and technological advances. This is evident in the diversification of academic communities and the provision on offer, as well as the content, mode, pace of learning.” Source: The Higher Education Academy, 2014. You can view the whole document here: internationalisingHEframework

Postgraduate diversity “not good enough”, figures show…In the news within this area of attainment, The Times Higher released an article talking about the issues of diversity and attainment within postgraduate degree’s.The article highlighted that various groups of students don’t seem to make the transition in to postgraduate study and this doesn’t reflect the full range and talent within the population as it should within a widening participation. Please click here for Full article.

Sector Approaches to Addressing the BME Gap 2014 EXTERNAL 2. This document  is by Sarah Lawther of the Student Engagement Team at Nottingham Trent University. “This document provides a picture of the experience of BME students across the sector as well as information about other institutions’ approaches to understanding and addressing the ethnicity attainment gap” Lawther, 2013.

BERRY, J., HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY AND LOKE, G., EQUALITY CHALLENGE UNIT, 2011. Improving the degree attainment of black and minority ethnic students – “This is a joint publication from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). It has been produced as a ‘think piece’ to support higher education institutions (HEIs) with ideas and examples of initiatives on how to support Black and minority ethnic students to achieve and better their degree attainment.” Berry, 2011.

Black and minority ethnic student degree retention and attainment by Jacqueline Stevenson Oct 12 – This report is by Jacqueline Stevenson and outlines the research, responses and principles of BME retention and success in higher education.

internationalisingHEframework – HEA has produced a document on  Internationalising Higher Education Frameworks. “Internationalisation is of growing importance to higher education (HE) within the United Kingdom (uk) and across the world, driven by political, economic, educational, social and technological advances.  Source: The Higher Education Academy, 2014.

E and D poster lo – A Poster drawn up by HEFCE on race equality called ‘ What HEFCE knows about race equality in the HE life- cycle’. “In 2012-13 38 out of a possible 129 Higher Education Institutes (29%) monitored the ethnic diversity of their governing bodies. When monitored, an average of 9.9% governors were BME ” Source: HEFCE, 2012-2013.

Peer mentorship and positive effects on student mentor and mentee retention and academic success – A study in to the effects of a structured peer mentoring programme at a large Northern University.

Minority Ethnic Students in Higher Education: Interim Report – A report on Helen Connor et al’s findings in national research on BME students’ opinions, experiences, financial issues and career planning.

University of Lincoln Student Engagement Strategy: Progress Report– The strategy provides direction for moving the University towards becoming a more collaborative organisation where the notion of co-producing with students applies not just to learning but to the wider development of the student experience and the University.

RAISE Conference session summaries – Session summaries from the third annual RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) Conference held September 2013

‘Learning Journeys’ – This report looks at how students choose what and where to study, their experiences of studying, and their transitions between different levels of study, as well as their hopes for the future. The findings are based on a survey of over 1,600 college, undergraduate and postgraduate students in Scotland.

Click Here to View the ‘Disparities in Student Attainment Project’ Website – Website from the University of Wolverhampton.

Anti-racist tool kit _Uni Leeds – This toolkit has been constructed as part of a HEFCE funded Innovations project looking at the question of Institutional Racism in Higher Education.

BMSS – (Black Male Student Success) A specific report addressing issues within a single cultural group of students.

ECU Improving degree attainment – BME – This is a joint publication from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

Ethnicity Gender Degree Attainment – Jan 08 – This report provides an outline of the research and development outcomes under the Ethnicity, Gender and Degree Attainment project, which was undertaken but the HEA and ECU between 2007 and 2008.

Male Access – This discussion paper, authored by presenters at the seminar, has been produced to raise the profile of the agenda and to promote and inform the debate within and between institutions about gendered differentials in HE.

NUS BME Report 2011 – A report on the experiences of Black students in further and higher education.

Race Equality Toolkit L&T _ Unis Scotland – This race equality resource is designed to assist academic staff to embed issues of race equality as part of learning and teaching and curriculum design.

Race to the Top- Bow Group- Elevation Networks (April 2012) – ‘Race to the Top: the Experiences of Black Students in Higher Education’ is the first in a series of reports looking at the experience of particular groups from non-traditional backgrounds within Higher Education and the challenges faced by that group in gaining employment.

Teesside_BME_Reflective_Paper_Formatted – Implementation of a Qualitative Research Project exploring BME student learning experiences.

Learning to Learn – One of the core functions of 21st century education is learning to learn in preparation for a lifetime of change. 


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