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Why are students having the ‘uncomfortable’ conversations about race?

It’s time for faculty to get involved in students’ efforts to fight racism in the academy, says Suhraiya Jivraj, who offers tips on how to do so

Suhraiya Jivraj, senior lecturer in law, University of Kent | October 20, 2019

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Universities should not shy away from their economic purpose

Higher education is about more than giving graduates an earnings boost, but institutions should be able to detail such returns among evidence of their many contributions to society, argues Anna Vignoles

Anna Vignoles, Professor of education, University of Cambridge | September 21, 2019

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Racism in academia has major impact on BAME staff mental health

Providing mental health support that is appropriate and culturally sensitive is a first step in addressing the racism black, Asian and ethnic minority staff endure in academia.

By Jason Arday, assistant professor in sociology, Durham University | September 6, 2019

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The climate emergency and the new civic role for the university

As we face a climate emergency, universities must undergo radical change to lead the way in tackling the crisis.

By Paul Chatterton, professor of geography, University of Leeds | June 21, 2019

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10 ways universities can change the story

Tips from THE ’s editor on how universities can shift the negative perceptions of higher education to reassert their value to society.

By John Gill, editor, THE | April 24, 2019

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