Jason Arday on racial inequality in higher education


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Portrait of a Londoner is a South-East London based podcast and in this mini-series we will be talking to people who live in London about racism within the UK education system.

In this episode we speak to Jason Arday who is an assistant professor in the department of Sociology at the University of Durham https://www.dur.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile/?id=18558


Jason is also a trustee of the Runnymede Trust the UK’s leading race equality think tank


Jason’s academic work has included the Aiming Higher report written with Professor Claire Alexander from the University of Manchester



Jason has written for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jason-arday

And also appeared on BBC Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k3gr

Jason talks to us about:

  • 0-15-minutes his research on the experience of BAME academics in the UK
  • 15.00 - His role as a trustee of the Runnymede Trust
  • 16.00- Working with Professor Claire Alexander to write the Aiming Higher Report
  • 24.30 -His childhood growing up in South London
  • 28.00 His experience of growing up with Aspergers and global development delay
  • 33.00 His hopes for the future

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