We are raising awareness around inequalities that can occur at uni and where to go for support if you experience this.
- Almost half of LGBTIQ+ disabled students (47%) have been the target of negative comments or conduct from other students as shown in this Stonewall report.
- Students who report a disability have lower degree results overall and lower rates of employment after graduation than non-disabled students as documented in the Office for Students report.
- There are persistent inequalities in access, experience and success for Black as well as Asian and minority ethnic students* in higher education, across multiple levels of study.
- Due to deep rooted historic and structural barriers there is a 23.4% attainment gap between white and black undergraduate students obtaining a first class or 2.1 degree.
@baatn_network is the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.
Student Minds are the UK’s student mental health charity. Find out about their support programmes and resources.
Visit Student Space - a new programme set up to support students through the coronavirus pandemic.
*We recognise that not everyone likes the term BAME. It covers a wide range of people with a diverse range of needs, and it can be problematic to put all those people into a single group. However, it can be a useful term to show that people who aren’t White British can face specific issues and challenges because of their ethnicity. We use BAME here as a shorthand term but acknowledge people can find it unsatisfying or prefer to use a different term to describe themselves.