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This website has been designed to help you to understand more about the degree awarding gap, also called the degree attainment gap, between white and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME students), the causes of the gap, and what can be done to reduce and then eradicate the gap.

The degree awarding differential at Hallam is above the national picture at 19% (2018/19)

“Having a degree attainment gap between our white and our Black, Asian and minority ethnic students is unacceptable. Reducing and eradicating the gap requires sustained effort from all staff, working alongside our students.” Professor Sir Chris Husbands (Vice-Chancellor)

You can find out about departmental and Hallam-wide activities, gain support to develop and evaluate an initiative, and read good practice and research from across the sector.

We believe all students should have access to equal opportunities in a fair, inclusive environment.

Our dedicated Narrowing the Gap team works with University staff and students to deliver targeted action to reduce the gap. These include improving institutional processes, enhancing the knowledge and skills of staff and students, and providing better support.

*See our resources on addressing the degree awarding gap (Hallam staff only)*