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BME academic flight from UK to overseas higher education: aspects of marginalisation and exclusion

BME academic flight from UK to overseas higher education: aspects of marginalisation and exclusion
BME academic flight from UK to overseas higher education: aspects of marginalisation and exclusion
This paper describes the experiences of BME academics who consider moving overseas for career opportunities. It explores the barriers that BME academics report in UK higher education, which affects their decisions for overseas higher education migration. Our findings suggest that BME academics were significantly more likely than White academics to have ever considered moving overseas to work, although reasons such as family commitments led to many remaining in the UK. However, those BME academics who eventually move overseas report positive experiences. In contrast those who stay in the UK report various barriers to career progression. We suggest significant change is needed in the UK higher education sector in order to retain BME academics who consider moving overseas.

0141-1926
240-257
Bhopal, Kalwant
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Brown, Hazel
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Jackson, June
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Bhopal, Kalwant
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Brown, Hazel
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Jackson, June
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Bhopal, Kalwant, Brown, Hazel and Jackson, June (2016) BME academic flight from UK to overseas higher education: aspects of marginalisation and exclusion. British Educational Research Journal, 42 (2), 240-257. (doi:10.1002/berj.3204).

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This paper describes the experiences of BME academics who consider moving overseas for career opportunities. It explores the barriers that BME academics report in UK higher education, which affects their decisions for overseas higher education migration. Our findings suggest that BME academics were significantly more likely than White academics to have ever considered moving overseas to work, although reasons such as family commitments led to many remaining in the UK. However, those BME academics who eventually move overseas report positive experiences. In contrast those who stay in the UK report various barriers to career progression. We suggest significant change is needed in the UK higher education sector in order to retain BME academics who consider moving overseas.

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e-pub ahead of print date: September 2015
Published date: April 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 376970
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376970
ISSN: 0141-1926
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Date deposited: 18 May 2015 11:42
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 06:07

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