Exploring Learning experiences of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in a Public Health Undergraduate Degree.


  • Charlotte Jeavons University of Greenwich
  • Carlos Moreno Leguizamon University of Greenwich
  • Linda Cole University of Greenwich




Inequalities, intersectionality, interculturality


Whilst university data highlights that BAME students are awarded up to 33% lower assessment outcomes than their white counterparts, there is limited contextual information to explain why the situation arises.  A small scale qualitative project sought to explore the barriers and enablers to Public Health students' learning experiences through semi-structured interviews.  Emerging themes included the role of the family in their learning; the influence of peer groups and others in their motivation to study and becoming an independent student and these themes are viewed from a critical intercultural and intersectional perspective. 


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