*CANCELLED* BIA Staying the Course (Stephen Lawrence Research Centre DMU)

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CANCELLED#BlackinAcademia: Staying the Course events are designed to encourage and support Black students navigate entry into PhD research

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*** Due to the developing situation with the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19), we have decided to postpone all Leading Routes events for the next 3 months. **

Hello future Black academics!

Black in Academia: Staying the Course (DMU, Leicester- Stephen Lawrence Research Centre) sponsored by SAGE Publishing.

We are so excited to bring Black in Academia: Staying the Course to Leicester! Since launching Black in Academia back in November 2018, we have been (rightly so), inundated with requests to bring this event series to key cities outside of London. Being supported by SAGE publishing has meant we’ve been able to make this a reality in Birmingham, Manchester and Leicester between January and April 2020.

#BlackinAcademia: Staying the Course events are 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 designed for current Black students (and returning Black students) to share their thoughts and concerns about postgraduate research whilst providing information about the practical steps they can take during their undergraduate and masters that will support their entry into *funded* postgraduate research.

Students from Black African and Caribbean background do not see themselves represented in higher education and a postgraduate career 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. After the main event we'll continue the conversation with a drinks and nibbles reception.

With special guests:

Keynote speaker – Dr Kennetta Perry (Director, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and Reader in History)

Hosted by – Dr Lisa Palmer (Deputy Director Of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre)

Paulette Williams – Founder and CEO of Leading Routes

Chantelle Lewis – Black in Academia programme director and PhD researcher (Sociology)

Dr Francesca Sobande– Cardiff University (Journalism, Media and Culture)

Tissot Regis – PhD researcher (UCL) and podcaster (Geography, Sociology and Surviving Society podcast)

Dr Mike Sulu - UCL (Biochemical Engineering)

Spaces are limited!

#blackinacademia | leadingroutes.org/bia

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