As part of the seminar series on Critical Interventions in Higher Education (hosted by the Centre for Teaching Innovation) two events around the BME attainment gap at Westminster are being offered.

Drawing upon a range of empirical, experiential, and socio-political perspectives the sessions aim to promote critical engagement with race, identity and belonging at Westminster and seek to engage a range of critical perspectives to deepen understanding of the differential experiences of BME attainment within Higher Education.

Traditionally the language of the attainment gap has focused on underachievement or lack of attainment. These sessions seek to explore the ways in which institutional culture, curriculum, and pedagogy are fundamental to developing positive interventions for inclusive participation across the University.

Please do contact Dr Jennifer Fraser or Dr Thomas Moore if you have any questions or wish to discuss the sessions. Please note that these seminars are only open to University of Westminster staff.

The first event, ‘Strategic Perspectives: Rethinking the ‘Attainment Gap’ at Westminster’ will be an opportunity to understand the Westminster and the UK contexts around the attainment gap and consider strategic ways of addressing this issue.  The event will be held on Wednesday 7th March 14:00-17:00.  The location is still to be confirmed but the Eventbrite registration page is now live at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strategic-perspectives-rethinking-the-bme-attainment-gap-at-westminster-tickets-41239189526

The second event, ‘The Human Library: Rethinking the ‘Attainment Gap’ at Westminster’ will be an opportunity to meet students at Westminster to discuss their experiences and to collaboratively discuss how we can address this at Westminster.  The event will be held on Wednesday 11th April 14:00-17:00.  The location is still to be confirmed but the Eventbrite registration page is now live at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-library-rethinking-the-bme-attainment-gap-at-westminster-tickets-41239211592

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