This month, AccessHE will hold the first meeting of our new BAME Forum. The AccessHE BAME Forum will look to support the progression and success in HE of London students from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. This is an extremely important part of the access to HE agenda in London. Over half of students entering HE in London are from BAME groups, yet the attainment gap between white and BAME students persists and the participation rates by BAME group vary greatly.
The BAME Forum will build upon the success of Prepare to Succeed, an AccessHE project which explored the pre-entry information, advice and guidance experiences of students from BAME groups. This project led to seven interventions being delivered across the capital.
After the first meeting of the forum, in March 2017, AccessHE will be looking to appoint a regular Chair of the forum, drawn from colleagues at AccessHE member institutions.
For more information please contact Jack Abbotts at firstname.lastname@example.org.