Monday 11 November 16:00 - 20:00

The British Library, The Knowledge Centre (Eliot Room)
96 Euston Road

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Black in Academia: Staying the Course (London)

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#BlackinAcademia: Staying the Course events provide practical steps and information about PhD funding in the UK.

Hello future Black academics!

Welcome to our first (London) event of this academic year (2019/20) hosted at the British Library!

#BlackinAcademia: Staying the Course is a Leading Routes events series designed to encourage and support Black students who are studying in the UK and considering a Masters, PhD or career in academia. Often, information about the steps students need to take to progress through academia is not transparent, easily accessible or well circulated.

The spaces we create are curated for current Black students (and returning Black students) to share their thoughts and concerns about postgraduate study whilst providing information about the practical steps they can take during their undergraduate and masters that will support their entry into postgraduate research.

Students from an African-Caribbean background do not see themselves represented in higher education and a postgraduate career often appears out of reach. Our ambition is to contribute to changing this through a series of events throughout the academic year that will equip Black students with the advice and knowledge they need to thrive and survive in an academia.

Join us for informative discussions, exciting academic speakers and an evening to discover opportunities in academic research.

With special guests:

Keynote speaker : Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman - Academic Development Lead (University College London(UCL))

Paulette Williams – Founder and Managing Director of Leading Routes

Chantelle Lewis – Programme Director, Black in Academia and PhD researcher (Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London)

Janine Francois - Lecturer at Central St Martins, tutor at Royal College of Art and PhD researcher (Philosophy, University of Bedfordshire and The Tate)

Professor Christopher Jackson - Equinor Professor of Basin Analysis and Co-founder of EarthArXiv (Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London).

Dr Emma Abotsi - British Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the British Library

*The two hour discussion will be followed by a networking reception hosted by Leading Routes and the British Library

Spaces are limited register ASAP and let us know if you are unable to attend! Guests will be admitted on a first come first serve basis on the day.


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