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Experience of black and minority ethnic staff in HE in England

Exploring the lived experience of black and minority ethnic staff (BME) and how institutional policy and practice may affect BME staff differently

experience-of-bme-staff-in-he-final-report-coverResearch reflecting the lived experiences of UK national BME people working in higher education in England, in academic, professional and support roles. The research, funded by the HEFCE Leadership, governance and management fund, involved surveys, interviews, focus groups and in-depth fieldwork with BME and non-BME staff across a range of institutional types and geographical spread.

Areas covered by the report

Experiences of BME staff relating to:

  • Data and monitoring
  • Management practices
  • Relationships and support frameworks
  • Leadership and development opportunities

The research teams experience of implementing change:

  • Challenges and concerns
  • Piloted initiatives
  • Additional initiatives

Recommendations and conclusions

Related information

A literature review identifying baseline data and providing a synopsis of research-based literature on the experiences of BME staff in higher education was prepared in the early stages of the research: