Meetings 18 February

Today we met to discuss progress, challenges to date and transcription options. 

We are generally happy with the progress to date, especially with our increased academic duties, roles and responsibilities. We have managed to capture feedback from a range of academic lectures and support staff from various faculties.

The challenge so far has been in recruiting students and black lecturers. So we decided to change our approach and contact some directly with details of the research project.

Regarding transcription,  we have spoken to several colleagues about who they used and some of the costs associated. Now, one thing that has become apparent is that, our budget does not allow for the cost of transcribing, especially with the hours of recorded interviews we had already captured.  Time to look at other readily available software and/or apps. 

Upcoming dissemination events:

  • Innovation projects network event – 24th February 2020, 9am
  • Discourses on Race in Higher Education Event – 11 March 2020, 5:30pm
  • L&T Conference 2020 – 16th June 2020, 9am


Meeting 05/11/2019 – Agreed actions

Meeting 05/11/2019 – Agreed actions

Meeting 05/11/2019

Venue: CH126

In attendance: Patrice Seuwou and Nathan Dodzo

Please see below some of the key points of our meeting this week:


  1. Develop items for Ethical application (Patrice & Nathan)
    • Develop list of questions for the interview (Nathan)
    • Develop questions for focus groups (FG with Students & FG with BAME Network)
    • Consent form (Patrice)
    • Information sheet for Participants (Patrice)
    • Research poster
    • Risk assessment
    • Data Management plan
    • External professional body code of conduct (Nathan)
    • Meeting with Sam Thomas (Tuesday 12/11/2019)
  2. Develop a SharePoint area to collect documents
  3. Organise a meeting with Michelle
  4. Develop a Website about the study (Nathan)
  5. Contact relevant academics, former students (Alumni), Change Maker team and personal Tutors to arrange an interview (After ethical approval)
  6. Focus group planning (4 focus groups (TBC) & 1 Focus group with BAME Network) – Audio Recorded & Video recorded
  7. Transcript of focus group to be organised (May be this could be outsourced)
  8. Develop poster and leaflet to promote this research (December – January 2020)
  9. Create an email to gather students interest on the project
  10. Data collection to begin in January 2020
  11. Data analysis (February – April 2020)
  12. Literature review on attainment Gap for BAME students (January – June 2020)
  13. Final Report Writing ( April – June 2020)