Black Student Experience Project
Project Lead: Jamie Ormes
About the project
The attainment gap between white students and black students, particularly white male students and black male students, has been acknowledged in numerous research papers and articles along with recommendations to eradicate the gap. Considering the lifecycle of students through different phases of education, we are investigating any causal link between secondary school experiences and the outcomes of graduates.
In the first instance, we are looking to better understand whether the existing literature, which is generally London-centric, can be extrapolated to black students attending state schools in the ThinkHigher region. This will involve consideration of the nationally existing evidence and analysis of qualitative data from local black students in key stages 4 and 5.
ThinkHigher are in the initial consultative stages of understanding how we can support black students within the Warwickshire and Hinckley region with attainment, access, participation and progression. As a starting point, we are commissioning Dr Jason Arday to provide an interim report to: