Questioning what your university does to promote racial equality

January 20, 2016

While race relations in PSE have received widespread attention in the US over the previous year, they receive “little attention, either in the media or the sector itself” in the UK, writes Nicola Rollock for The Guardian. Rollock cites recent statistics showing that nearly three quarters of white UK students achieve a “good” PSE degree, while this is true for fewer than 50% of their black peers. What is perhaps more distressing about this statistic, however, is that it holds true even when these groups of students enter PSE with the same qualifications. Rollock suggests that in a world where university rankings hold increasing importance, universities “may attempt to bring the race equality charter [and its core values] into this competitive market economy.” The Guardian