The case study outlines London Met's whole provider approach to creating an engaging university experience for students of colour that reflects the university's diverse student body.
Date: 1 December 2021
A case study based on London Met's work to create racial and social justice in higher education has been published by The Office for Students (OfS) as an example of effective practice in higher education.
'Creating racial and social justice in higher education' outlines the University's 'whole provider approach to creating an engaging university experience for students of colour that is reflective of the university's diverse student body and respective of their cultural heritage'.
The case study concludes that London Met as a whole has embraced a radical change programme which has been visibly and vocally championed by the board and Vice Chancellor. It also reiterates our optimism that the changes introduced will 'lead to significantly improved outcomes across the student lifecycle'.
It also highlights the work that is still needed. London Met has set itself the following targets, through which it will evaluate its success:
- Implementation of the Education for Social Justice (ESJ) framework by September 2022 for all degree programmes
- A reduction in the degree awarding gap to 10 percentage points by 2025
- Elimination of disparities in non-continuation between White students and Black and minoritised students by 2025.
- The development of a mixed methods evaluation process which will enable the university to assess student satisfaction towards staff competency in discussions on race and racism.
The London Met guidance was one of five case studies published by the OfS, the independent regulator of higher education in England, as part of its effective practice series which aims to help universities to identify effective practice in access and participation for specific cohorts of under-represented students.