Conference Details

Date: 28th June 2018

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Park Building, King Henry I St, Portsmouth, PO1 2BZ

Space is limited; registration is required

Please join us at our mid-project conference, in which we will share initial findings from the project. In addition to presenting the initial findings, the day will feature:

  • A keynote by University of Portsmouth Chancellor Karen Blackett OBE
  • At the Intersections: Race and Class in Higher Education student panel
  • ‘Centring the Student Voice: Closing the gaps across the sector’ – Amatey Doku, NUS Vice President Higher Education
  • Exhibition of portraits, stories, and artwork from the project

The student facilitators and panelists featured on the At the Intersections: Race and Class in Higher Education panel:

  • Angel Layer, University of Portsmouth
  • Amber Mathurin, University of Portsmouth
  • Jason Selormey, University of Portsmouth
  • E Okobi, University of the Arts London
  • Joel Simpson, University of the Arts London 
  • Ebun Azeez, University of Brighton
  • Shile Gbelee, University of Brighton
  • Christianne Westgate, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Ola Komolafe, University of Winchester
  • Maisha Islam, University of Winchester

Artwork exhibit presenters:

  • Merve Kasrat, University of the Arts London
  • Daisy Young, University of the Arts London

See the timetable of events for the conference

See the full programme for the conference for more details of the event

See the Changing Mindsets Mid Project Report

Please register for the event here:

Changing Mindsets Mid Project Conference Flyer

About the Changing Mindsets Project

Changing Mindsets is an Office for Students funded project focusing on closing the attainment gap of BME and working class students. The Changing Mindsets intervention was developed by Professor Sherria Hoskins and has existed in several capacities since 2012. The Project Partnership includes: University of Portsmouth; University of the Arts London; University of Brighton; Canterbury Christ Church University; and University of Winchester.

For questions about the conference, please contact

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