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Black in Academia: Staying the Course

26th March 2019 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Black in Academia: Staying the Course

Welcome to our second event of this academic year (2019/20)!

These events are designed to encourage and support black students who are studying in the UK and considering a Masters, PhD or career in academia. Often, information about the steps students need to take to progress through academia is not transparent, easily accessible or well-circulated.

We have created a space for black students to share their thoughts and concerns about postgraduate study whilst providing information about the steps they can take during their undergraduate and masters that will support their entry into postgraduate research.

It is estimated that of the 19,000 professors in the U.K – around 100 are black. Students from an African-Caribbean background do not see themselves represented in higher education and a postgraduate career appears out of reach. Our ambition is to change this through a series of events that will equip black students with the advice and knowledge they need to thrive and survive in an academic career

Join us for informative discussions, exciting academic speakers and an evening to discover opportunities in academic research.

With special guests –

Keynote speaker – Dr. Marcia Wilson, University of East London (Health, Sport and Bioscience)

  • Paulette Williams – Founder of Leading Routes
  • Chantelle Lewis – Leading Routes & PhD researcher, Goldsmiths, University of London (Sociology)
  • Melindy Brown – PhD researcher, Birmingham City University (Criminology)
  • Dr. Adam Elliot-Cooper – Research Associate, Kings College London (Geography)
  • Dr. Mike Sulu – Research Associate, University College London (Biochemical Engineering)

*The two hour discussion will be followed by a networking reception hosted by Leading Routes

Spaces are limited!

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