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New BBC Documentary Explores: Being Black at Cambridge University

11 October 2020
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As the new academic year begins at Cambridge, the university has exclusively revealed to the BBC that they have admitted a record number of 137 black UK students, the highest figure ever for the university and up 46 students on last year, which was also a record year.

Whilst this is a step in the right direction for Cambridge, they admit there is still a way to go.

BBC reporter and Cambridge graduate Ashley John-Baptiste follows three black students who started last year through what turned out to be quite an extraordinary year.

Produced by Adele Tobe

Filmed and edited by Rob Taylor.

Graphics by Naomi Goddard.

Additional filming by Emily Brooks, James Anderson, Martin Roberts and Henry Jackson.

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer here

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