The Council has published its new guide on anti-racism in AHP education. The guide was commissioned by Health Education England, now NHS England. Dr Charmagne Barnes, Chair of the Council’s Anti-Racism Group, introduces the new guide.
The aim of the guide is to put a spotlight on the experience of minority ethnic AHP students throughout their journey in higher education, from admissions right through to transition to employment. It showcases examples of initiatives and approaches that universities have undertaken to support minority ethnic AHP students.
The case studies outlined in this guide show valuable examples of how universities can support minority ethnic AHP students throughout their learner journey. Interventions have been widely successful, and students have felt valued and supported. However, to support minority ethnic students further, this work should be replicated across the wider university sector. The outlined recommendations in the guide should support universities to develop or create interventions to support these students.