This year's Black Minority and Ethnic Early Career Researcher Hybrid Conference is co-hosted by King's College London and the University of West London and will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022, both in-person at the University of West London and online.
The underrepresentation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff in academia is noticeable as the student body is not reflected in the staff teaching them. Disparities in outcomes occur across the academic journey as observed in degree-awarding gaps for BME students and the underrepresentation of BME academics in senior roles. For example, currently, there are 22,795 university professors in the UK, from those 6,340 are women and from those only 40 are Black women.
Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to hear how BME academics have navigated their journey, network, get a mentor and empower themselves through the workshops.