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Shocking lack of Diversity in UK universities watch

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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    There is not a single black academic working in senior management at any British university, according to new employment records that reveal a shocking lack of representation in the sector.

    Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) suggest there are currently no black managers, directors or senior officials at UK universities - and that there haven’t been for the past three years.

    Of the 565 academics working in top management roles during 2015/16, 90% were white. Only 15 were Asian, while 10 identified as “other including mixed” and 30 chose not to reveal their ethnicity.

    Further analysis by the Guardian has shown that universities currently employ more black staff as cleaners, receptionists or porters than as lecturers or professors.

    While there are 3,205 black academics, 3,215 black people work in manual or secretarial jobs at higher education institutions.

    Among white university staff, academics outnumber clerical and manual employees more than 2:1.

    The last time HESA documented black staff in senior positions at UK universities was between 2012 and 2013, when five officials were recorded. Rounding means the true figure could have been as low as three.

    However, HESA says its policy of rounding their data means the zero figure recorded this year could represent up to two black academics.

    Valerie Amos, director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), potentially represents 100% of black academics working in senior management.

    The figures follow calls made earlier this week by the SOAS student union for more black lecturers to be hired to help tackle the race attainment gap.

    A 2012 report by race equality charity the Runnymede Trust found that 66.4% of white undergraduates receive a first or second class degree, compared to just 48.1% of BME students.

    While the organisation supports the Equality Challenge Unit, which works to advance diversity in universities, Dandridge said institutions need to “acknowledge and nurture the talent of our BME academics, and encourage those who have left to return”.

    A Department for Education spokesperson added: “Under the Equality Act 2010, universities have a duty to ensure equal opportunities for those who may be discriminated against or under represented.”

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    Why should there be a diversity? The UK is a white country...
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    Once again should places hire by race or by ability?
    Are you suggesting that white people are better at these jobs?
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    Good

    I prefer homogeneity to diversity.
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    (Original post by sinatraa)
    Are you suggesting that white people are better at these jobs?
    The op is saying people should be hired by race rather than whoever is best for the job, you will notice I said whoever is best I did not specify any race
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    There is no such thing as a "white country". A country is a bit of land, it should not belong to just one race.

    The UK currently has 13% non-white population. It will be at least 30% by 2050. Don't you forsee big problems if we don't address structural racism? You will have 30% of the population actively discriminated against by the 70%, and that would only breed anger and resentment, and quite rightly so.
    Your idea of addressing structural racism is to introduce structural racism
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    And?

    Why is this an issue?
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    This is racial equality

    Hello Mr White you have got the job due to being the most skilled candidate, congratulations and I hope you can help run/teach the school.
    Sorry Mr Black while you were a strong candidate we felt due to your lack of administrative experience and teaching that you would be more suited to working in another school, best of luck.

    This Is racial iniquality This is racism

    Hello Mr White you have sadly not got the job, you were the most qualified you are unfortunatly white.
    Congratulations Mr black While not being the best most qualified candidate you are black and we need to fill quotas so you are hired.

    How long will it take to get it into your thick liberal skulls that racial quotas are bull.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    There is no such thing as a "white country". A country is a bit of land, it should not belong to just one race.

    The UK currently has 13% non-white population. It will be at least 30% by 2050. Don't you forsee big problems if we don't address structural racism? You will have 30% of the population actively discriminated against by the 70%, and that would only breed anger and resentment, and quite rightly so.
    Hurr a country is just a bit of land, with borders,with a ruler, with a population,with social and economic structure. We are mostly white and have always been* so we are a white country and many places in Africa are black countries.

    Whites are being openly discriminated against and liberals dont blink a eye
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    There needs to be more black students educated at university level before we could even talk about university staff. Let alone senior ones.
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    In my experience, black people who go to university don't do it for the fun of it. They want jobs with a high grossing salary

    There's no money in academia or scientific research.
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    Its cos they dont want to do it, its not part of their cultural tradition. Studyin is lahk bare moist init.
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    Does anyone know which uni has a lot of Arab students? Like Palestinian and Lebanese? Do you think the universities in the Midlands won' t be as diverse?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Depends what you mean by diverse?
    I mean in terms of the number of BME students. In particular, I am talking about universities in Straffordshire, Newcastle, etc.
 
 
 
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