Black Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) Network
Your VP Education and Democracy, Angel Layer, organised a BAME Network event on the 30th of October to celebrate our diverse student population and look at how we can tackle the attainment gap.
VP Education and Democracy, Angel Layer, said: "For the last four months, I have been working on diversity, on supporting our BAME students and on thinking about how our university tackles the attainment gap.
"It's been a tough few months. Many of our students and staff didn't know what the attainment gap was, that we had on average a 22% gap and what they could do to solve it.
"Last night, I, alongside a group of incredible people, took charge and spoke about some issues that we faced, we spoke honestly about these issues, how we could make changes, how we could tackle the attainment gap.
"It's worked! I have some great feedback, I have incredible EVIDENCE and I am ready and prepared to make changes that will support our students.
"So thank you. Thanks to the incredible people who have supported me and helped when I've been stressed and pushed me and dealt with my constant close to tears but also for believing I could do it, I hope that I can be that person to someone soon and I hope the launch of the BAME network has meant that our students know how many people can support them through their education.
"Now to write up our notes and get some aims together!"
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