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Race & Higher Education

Black and minority ethnic (BME) young people are often told to pursue education and training to improve their job prospects.

Since the 1990s BME people have had higher participation rates in higher education, but this new Runnymede report, Aiming Higher, shows that BME student still have to do better than their white peers to make it into university. Read: Aiming Higher: Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy

Ethnic inequalities

Runnymede has published a major report outlining inequalities between ethnic minorities and white British people for every local authority in England and Wales.

The research was produced by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester and shows that differences in living standards for minorities and white British have remained persistent since 2000. Left alone, the problem will not solve itself.

Read the briefing or the full report. Data for any local authority is also available.

MLK Event

Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr spoke in London at St Paul's Cathedral on his way to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Runnymede is delighted to have supported an anniversary lecture on 4 December on how we can end racism today and work towards Martin Luther King's dream.

St Paul's have written up the event here, with Runnymede's Director putting it in current context here.

Making Histories

Migration is part of the UK's history. Let's celebrate it!

This learning resource looks at migration, history and cultural identity and is designed for all children and young people.

The fun-to-use videos, audio recordings and interactive timeline will bring discussions about migration history to life, encouraging students to think about their own families’ journeys.

Visit the website

Runnymede lecture

Our Runnymede lecture was held in partnership with London Metropolitan University, allowing us to engage with a wider audience at an institution that actively promotes values of social justice and increased access for all.

We are delighted that this year’s speaker was Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA, entitled ‘How Businesses Can Deliver Greater Good than Governments’. Watch a film of the event

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Aiming Higher: Race & University

Publications

The New Muslims

Romans Revealed: Teaching Resource


 

 

 

 

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Latest News

The Runnymede Trust has joined peer organisations in endorsing the Race Equality Matters' Election Statement.
Black and minority ethnic (BME) students have to work harder than their white counterparts to make it into university and are still underrepresented in the most prestigious institutions, finds a Runnymede report published on 3 Feb 2015.
ITV's 'The Diversity Deficit' analyses the under-representation of Black and minority ethnic people in the labour market. Runnymede's Director is interviewed for the programme, highlighting the continued evidence of discrimination in the labour market, and of stereotypes regarding the skills and competences of Black and minority ethnic people living in Britain.

'The Diversity Deficit' can be viewed until early January here.