At UEA, BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) students on average attain lower grades than their white counterparts. We are also less likely to go on to postgraduate degrees, access counselling, and even go on to complete the second and third years of our undergraduate degrees.
As a BAME student, and also one of your Non-Portfolio Officers, I want to help set the foundations for leading this change on campus. This research is the first step to destroying the BAME attainment gap at UEA.
uea(su) is determined to begin this crucial work. As such, we’re releasing an incredibly important survey for all BAME students to answer and be involved in. The survey asks you to share whether or not you have experienced any problems with racist discrimination on campus, about the diversity of your curriculum, your experiences with mental health services, and if you feel like you’re a part of a community here at UEA. We need to hear from you! Please take just 5-10 minutes to fill it in and help us to Lead Change across campus.
We will publish the results when the survey is finished to demonstrate our findings, and we will also be aiming to respond to specific concerns brought up in the survey. We want to use the research to ensure that campus becomes a better place for all BAME students – so please help me on my mission to transform the BAME experience at UEA by filling it in.
If you have any questions about this, or need some advice on completing the survey, then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can complete the survey here.