Success against the odds: the effects of mentoring on the careers of senior Black and minority ethnic academics

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This article explores the effect of mentoring on the career progression of Black and minority ethnic (BME) academics in senior roles in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It draws on 37 interviews with BME academics working in HEIs in the UK and argues that whilst universities present a strong rhetoric of equality and diversity; this is not necessarily followed by specific policies and procedures which ensure a serious commitment to an equality agenda.


Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2019


  • Black and minority ethnic, mentoring, support networks, higher education

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