BAME underrepresentation in UK universities: a view from the humanities

  • Andrea Livesey LJMU
Keywords: racism, equality, history, civil rights, BAME, humanities


Significant divisions have emerged out of the political turmoil of the past three years or so.  Yet, out of this unrest has come an increased attention to the virulent racism and racial injustices that still exist in UK society and overseas.  In the UK, a number of reports have facilitated more nuanced and evidence-based discussions on BAME underrepresentation, the achievement gap, and the racism experienced by BAME students and staff in universities.  This article will summarise the findings of these reports and reflect on their impact for the humanities.