The BAME Forum provides an active discussion space for staff who support BAME learners into and through HE, to share best practice and collaborate on practical projects.


1. To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking and information sharing.

2. To jointly deliver initiatives that address the Forum’s three common themes. These are:

  • Changing Mindsets
  • Retention
  • Attainment

E-communities of practice

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, AccessHE has cancelled all scheduled in-person events, meetings and activity indefinitely. We see this period of virtual engagement as an opportunity to extend the ways in which the Forum can support members and partners through virtual “communities of practice”. As such, the Forum will meet for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year virtually.

To join the e-community (Microsoft Teams) or for general inquiries, please contact us.

Resource hub

A repository of historic materials, papers and resources related to the Forum. Click here for access (password-protected).

To request password access, please contact us or message us on Microsoft Teams.

Pre 2020

The Forum launched the Students of Colour project, a social media campaign highlighting personal stories of students of colour in LondonThe Forum also shared good practice on work to support retention and success for BAME learners, explored race incident reporting among HE staff and students on campus and welcomed external speakers to discuss issues of race and ethnicity within inclusive teaching, curriculum diversification, widening participation and progression to graduate employment.

2020 and beyond

Our focus is on BAME success and progression, sharing best practice and welcoming external speakers from charity organisations and professional bodies to better understand how they are supporting BAME students in these lifecycle areas.

2020-21 meetings