Black in Academia: Staying the Course
- 8:00 pm
11 November 2019
The British Library, The Knowledge Centre (Eliot Room) | FREE
96 Euston Road,
#BlackinAcademia: Staying the Course is a Leading Routes events series designed to encourage and support Black students who are studying in the UK and considering a Masters, PhD or career in academia. Often, information about the steps students need to take to progress through academia is not transparent, easily accessible or well circulated.
The spaces we create are curated for current Black students (and returning Black students) to share their thoughts and concerns about postgraduate study whilst providing information about the practical steps they can take during their undergraduate and masters that will support their entry into postgraduate research.
Students from an African-Caribbean background do not see themselves represented in higher education and a postgraduate career often appears out of reach. Our ambition is to contribute to changing this through a series of events throughout the academic year that will equip Black students with the advice and knowledge they need to thrive and survive in an academia.
Join us for informative discussions, exciting academic speakers and an evening to discover opportunities in academic research.
With special guests:
Keynote speaker: Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman – Academic Development Lead (University College London(UCL))
Paulette Williams – Founder and Managing Director of Leading Routes
*The two hour discussion will be followed by a networking reception hosted by Leading Routes and the British Library.
Spaces are limited register ASAP and let us know if you are unable to attend! Guests will be admitted on a first come first serve basis on the day.