TopicUniversity racism 'complacency' warning

  • Wed 16th May 2018 - 1:12pm

    Universities are being accused of "complacency" over a lack of senior black academics and lower achievement among ethnic minority students.

    Baroness Amos, the UK's first black woman university head, says there are "deep-seated prejudices and stereotypes which need to be overcome".
    "Not even 1% of UK professors are black," she will tell a conference on university leadership.

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    The Office for Students says tackling such "gaps" should be a priority.
    Speaking ahead of the conference, Baroness Amos, director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas), in London, said universities liked to see themselves as "inclusive and internationalist".
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