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20 March 2018


BAME forum


We are delighted to welcome Dr Jana Javornik, Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business, to this meeting to discuss the Young Black and Ethnic Professionals Programme (YBEP) at the University of East London.

“YBEP is a talent management programme that ensures participants succeed as students at University of East London (UEL), and embark on a pathway that will enable them to meet their full potential so that they leave UEL ready to make a significant impact in professional endeavours. It is delivered over the course of six months culminating in an attendance at a planned graduation event in June. The core aim of this programme is to address and get a better understanding of issues around the retention and progression of black and ethnic minority male students at University of East London, a university with a proportionally high number of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. YBEP has three core components: personal mentoring, a series of practical workshops / talks as networking opportunities, and summer internship.”

The meeting will also include:

  •  •  an update and plan for the forum’s social media project highlighting personal stories of BAME learners;
  •  •  discussion around a proposed forum output to support students to reflect on the diversity and inclusivity of their courses; and
  •  •  standing items including members’ and project updates and sector/policy news and updates from AccessHE.

Please see a draft agenda. Papers and a final agenda will be circulated at least a week in advance of the meeting.

If you are unable to attend or to send a colleague in your place you can send your apologies by contacting Sam Turner at sam.turner@londonhigher.ac.uk.

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