Advance HE’s Leadership Insight…

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Advance HE’s Leadership Insight unveils the underexplored relationship between leadership and BME outcomes



The impact of academic leadership behaviours on BME student attainment study was led by Gloria Moss and Ceri Sims both of Bucks New University, and Nona McDuff and John Tatum both of Kingston University. It is the first study to pose the question as to the difference that the quality of academic leadership can make to the attainment levels of black and ethnic minority (BME) students. The study finds that leadership style is one of the top four factors out of 14 that BME students believe influence their academic achievement (alongside motivation, fair treatment and fair assessment) and highlights the significant role that inclusive leadership could play in closing gaps.

Leadership Insights are “short reads” for senior leaders in universities and higher education colleges on leadership governance and management. Download your copy of this report by clicking the image or visiting