meet your BAME Ambassadors!
At uea(su) we’re working with the university to tackle the degree awarding gap that continues to affect students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are looking to recruit eight paid BAME Ambassadors, to make sure the lived experience of BAME students is at the centre of efforts to close the degree awarding gap. Right now in the UK, there is a 13% 'gap’ between the likelihood of white students and students from BAME backgrounds getting a 1st or a 2:1 degree classification. We think this is wrong and we're making it a priority to work with UEA to address it.
As part of this, we're piloting the BAME Ambassadors scheme in four schools across UEA, with the aim to roll it out more widely next academic year, subject to funding.
Which schools are part of the BAME Ambassador pilot?
MED, LDC, PHA or LAW, then you can apply to be a BAME Ambassador. We’re hoping that these pilots will be successful and we’ll be able to use the results to get more funding to involve more schools in the future.
What does a BAME Ambassador do?
You can find out about the projects the BAME Ambassadors have been working on by reading their blogs
Who are the BAME Ambassadors this year?