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BAME Forum

Chair: Shanade Johnson, Widening Participation Project Officer, City, University of London.

This forum provides a consultative assembly for those staff from AccessHE member HEIs working to support progression to and through HE for those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

In 2017-18, the forum developed and launched Students of Colour, a social media campaign highlighting personal stories of students of colour in London, shared good practice on work to support retention and success for BAME learners, and welcomed external speakers to discuss issues of race and ethnicity within inclusive teaching, curriculum diversification, widening participation and progression to graduate employment.


  • To jointly deliver activities or initiatives that address the three common themes agreed to address by the forum. These are:
  • Changing Mindsets
  • Retention
  • Attainment
  • To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking and information sharing.

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2018-19 meetings

Jun 2019