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Academic flight: how to encourage black and minority ethnic academics to stay in UK higher education

New research commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) into the push and pull factors causing black and minority ethnic (BME) academics to consider leaving the UK and what the UK higher education (HE) sector can do to entice them back has been published. Led by BERA Council member Kalwant Bhopal and colleagues at the University of Southampton, the research aims to highlight the differences between ethnicities when considering a move overseas and understand why these differences occur as well as establish what higher education institutions can do to retain staff or entice them back to the UK once they have left. The full research and recocmmendations can be found on the ECU’s website.