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Academic privilege, teaching through bias and the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

30 Nov 2020 | Nathan Ghann Introducing the second video in our series exploring the Black male voice in higher education with Nathan Ghann

Dr Winston Morgan from the University of East London joins Nathan Ghann in this second video in the series of interviews exploring equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education through the eyes of Black male staff and students.

Originally launched during Black History Month 2020, each episode is produced and hosted by Nathan, EDI Associate at Advance HE and Director at The Educate Group, and features a guest of African-Caribbean heritage who is working to advance race equality in higher education.

In this video, Dr Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, talks to Nathan about academic privilege, teaching through bias and the impact of Covid-19 on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Dr Morgan teaches on several programmes from level 4-7 in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Science and Medical Physiology at the University of East London. He splits his research and scholarly activity between bioscience research and research into the outcomes for BAME students and staff in HE. 

Watch the first video in the series Can we decolonise the sciences? - in conversation with Daniel Akinbosede, PhD Student and Doctoral Tutor in Biochemistry at the University of Sussex. 

Look out for the final video in the series in December - Dave S.P. Thomas from the University of Kent joins Nathan to discuss cultural competency.

Find out more about our tackling structural race inequality in higher education initiative

The call for papers for our Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 is now open. The future for embedding race equality in curricula is a key theme. How are you making your teaching/curriculum anti-racist? How are you embedding learning in your discipline that helps students interrogate biases and privilege? How are you centring diverse voices/experiences in your curriculum? Find out more and submit your contribution

Find out more about our work to support race equality including the Race Equality Charter and consultancy services

 

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