7th March, 2013. Big Debate: Race in the Creative Industry

At London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Commencing 6.30 pm.

The Big Debates are organised by the Shades of Noir programme, a strand of the University’s programme seeking to understand and close the gap in attainment between White and Black and Minority Ethnic students, and affect change within the wider community.

A view from UAL: Higher Education’s Dirty Secret – Times Higher Education

Fact: The unemployment rate for black youths between the ages 16 to 24-year-olds available for work now double that for white counterparts, (Office National Statistic 2012).

Fact: Black and Asian students are less likely than their white counterparts to get a first-class degree, putting them at a disadvantage in the job market (DfES, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

This debate includes the audience to engage a dialogue around inclusivity and cultural capital/value within creative higher education and the creative and cultural sectors.  The discussion will consider where race is located in the experience, attainment, success and retention of students and the workforce of the creative industries, and also where do Higher Education and the Creative Sectors go from here.

This will be the third Big Debate in this series, and the last one for this academic year, to attend RSVP is essential. RSVP k.hecker@arts.ac.uk quoting reference 003 to avoid disappointment.