OfS Changing Minds Research Seminar

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The Department of Education and Childhood, Bristol Inter-disciplinary Group for Education Research (BRIDGE), is pleased to have Dr Jessica Gagnon speak about the HEFCE funded research project Changing Minds, 7 May, 4:30-6:30, Room 2S604, Frenchay Campus.

The challenge to change unequal student outcomes: Initial findings from the Changing Mindsets project

This presentation will explore initial findings from the two-year Office for Students (OfS) funded attainment gap project titled “Changing Mindsets: Reducing stereotype threat and implicit bias as barriers to student success”. The project is focused on addressing unequal student outcomes for two student groups: Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students and socio-economically disadvantaged students. Findings from the project are intended to inform higher education policies and practices to address inequalities in students’ experiences and outcomes. For more about the project, please visit the website or follow the project on Twitter.

To register and book your place, please click here.

Dr Jessica Gagnon is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. She is an educational sociologist with a PhD in Education from the University of Sussex. She was raised in a working-class, American, single-mother family and she was first in her family to attend university. Her research is focused on inequalities in higher education.

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