01 Feb 2016
The university think-tank million+ has responded to the Prime Minister David Cameron’s Sunday Times article addressing inequality in higher education, emphasising that many universities already have excellent track records in this regard and that black and ethnic minority students are still impacted by employers continuing to hire from a small number of universities.
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank million+ said:
“We welcome the Prime Minister’s interest in black and ethnic minority students but he should look beyond the universities at which he and his Cabinet colleagues studied.
“Many universities have an excellent record in attracting black and ethnic minority students but the real challenge that these students face comes from those employers who continue to recruit from a small number of universities.
“It would be a big step forward if Ministers valued all universities equally and ensured that the indirect discrimination which affects many black and ethnic minority students as they seek to enter the workplace was also challenged.”
Notes to Editors
1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 | 07527 336795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at www.millionplus.ac.uk
3. David Cameron’s comments were first published in the Sunday Times on 31 January 2016. Find the article here.