Background reading


Reports and academic articles

Austen, Liz, Caroline Heaton, Stella Jones-Devitt, and Nathaniel Pickering. 2017. ‘Why Is the BME Attainment Gap Such a Wicked Problem?’ The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change 3 (1): 147–58.

Berry, Jane, and Gary Loke. 2011. ‘Improving the Degree Attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic Students’. York: Higher Education Academy.

‘Black Attainment Gap Resources @ NUS Connect’. n.d. Accessed 23 April 2019.

‘BME Attainment: Why Universities Must Do More than “Mind the Gap”’. n.d. Accessed 23 April 2019.

Bristol SU. 2017. ‘BME Attainment Gap Report’. Bristol: University of Bristol Students’ Union.

Blogposts and news articles

McDuff, Nona. n.d. ‘It’s Time for Real Action on the BME Attainment Gap | Wonkhe | Comment’. Wonkhe (blog). Accessed 23 April 2019.

Stevenson, Jacqueline. 2012. ‘Black and Minority Ethnic Student Degree Retention and Attainment’. York: Higher Education Academy.

‘Tackling Gaps in BME Students’ Achievements at University’. n.d. Accessed 23 April 2019.

‘The Ethnicity Attainment Gap: A Literature Review’. 2016. Sheffield: University of Sheffield.!/file/BME_Attainment_Gap_Literature_Review_EXTERNAL_-_Miriam_Miller.pdf

‘Universities’ Shame – Unpicking the Black Attainment Gap | Wonkhe | Analysis’. n.d. Wonkhe (blog). Accessed 23 April 2019.

‘Universities to Tackle “Pressing Problem” of BAME Students Being Less Likely to Qualify with Top Degrees | The Independent’. n.d. Accessed 23 April 2019.

Eddo-Lodge, Reni (2017), Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, The Guardian,

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