Due to overwhelming demand we are pleased to invite you to our corporate focused launch of the Black Students in Higher Education Social Mobility Report sponsored by Deloitte LLP. This report looks into the experiences of non traditional groups within Higher Education, and their employment outcomes.
Black Students in Higher Education Report Launch 2
We are pleased to invite you to our corporate launch:
In 2010, Elevation Networks embarked on what would be the richest research exercise of its kind. It would be a succession of reports on the experiences of non-traditional students in Higher Education and their outlook on employment as a result. The first report focuses on African and Caribbean student’s experiences and explores the reseasons why they have significantly lower employment outcomes when leaving university.
Half of African and Caribbean young people between the age of 18 and 25 are unemployed compared to a national average 20% in the UK. In addition to this, Black students continue to be underrepresented at top universities. There are more Black students in London South Bank University than in the whole of the Russell Group. These statistics highlight the need to conduct research that highlights the underlining reasons behind these inequalities. We believe that the report Elevation Networks has produced gives the unique insight that is required to make required progress. It is the richest report of its kind.
We have conducted a two year consultation engaging over 2000 students through two nationwide debate tours. We have carried out focus groups, interviews, and surveyed over 500 students from various backgrounds to ensure that the findings of our report significantly add to the current debates around this topic. Over 70 universities are represented in our research.
We hope you can join us for the corporate launch of our report titled 'Race to the Top' on 1 May 2012 from 6:30pm. The follow on from , our Parliamentary launch on April 19 2012. It promises to be very special, with speakers including the Shadow Minister for Equalities & Women. This report has been supported by Deloitte’s Multicultural diversity network* and will be published by The Bow Group. Supporting partners include Young Black & Successful, Bite the Ballot, and others. It will become a resource that is relevant to many stakeholders- graduate employers, recruiters, Higher Education institutions, students, and policy makers. We will be submitting the piece to current work being done by the coalition in regards to social mobility.
*Deloitte is a business advisory firm