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Awarding Gap Project

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An overview of why and what action we’re taking to close the gap.

In our This is Our Time: Strategy 2030, the University of Greenwich has committed to closing the BAME Awarding Gap to ensure that all our BAME students are able to achieve parity with their white peers. It is also a key strand of the university’s Student Success sub-strategy. Furthermore, all senior managers have ‘Closing the BAME Award Gap’ as a KPI in their personal objectives.

To achieve this, a dedicated project has been set up, which is led by Pro Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of Greenwich Business School, Professor Leigh Doster. It is sponsored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Roscoe.

The project team is building on the work from an earlier phase of the project, which is described on ClosingtheAttainmentGap.co.uk and also can be viewed in a video here.

The project team includes a variety of expertise from across the university and the GSU. As a group they are focussed on five key objectives with associated workstreams:

  1. Equity in placements, internships and other employability opportunities for BAME students.
  2. Training and development programme for personal tutors to improve support for BAME students and enhance their progression and success.
  3. A new suite of inclusive assessment options that are more accessible for BAME students
  4. Positive changes to the curricula to reduce the BAME awarding gap
  5. Increase awareness and understanding among staff and students about the BAME awarding gap and how they can contribute to closing it.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact bameawardinggap@greenwich.ac.uk in the first instance.