We are currently developing an initiative to support those from minority ethnic groups at the start of the academic pipeline and need your input.
We are developing a mentoring scheme that would pair students from minority ethnic backgrounds with an academic at King’s. The aims of the scheme are to:
- Instill confidence in students from minority ethnic groups that academia is a place for them
- Help mitigate against the disadvantage that those without sector connections can face
- Serve as positive action at the beginning of the pipeline to, ultimately, increase the number of academics from minority ethnic backgrounds
Mentees would be students from a minority ethnic group who would like to explore a career in academia (the exact level of study is yet to be decided) and mentors would be King’s academics from any ethnic group.