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Black and Minority Ethnic Early Career Researchers Conference 2021

Dr Bernadine Idoqu-Onibokun

This year's Black and Minority Ethnic Early Career Researchers Conference was co-hosted by The Open University and the University of West London. It was held online on Friday 9 July 2021 and tickets sold out in just three weeks.

Over 180 guests joined us for this year's conference, founded by Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun (pictured). You can now replay each of the sessions and access the slides below.

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Welcome

Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun (University West London) with a guest appearance from Professor Anthony Woodman (Deputy Vice Chancellor, University West London)

Opening Address

Professor Tim Blackman (Vice Chancellor, The Open University)

Keynote speech

Professor Gus John (University of Coventry)

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Panel session: Overcoming Challenges and Barriers

Lurraine Jones (University of East London) was joined by Dr Winston Morgan (University of East London), Dr Amarachukwu Anyogu (University of Westminster), Dr Deanne Bell (Nottingham Trent University), Dr Anthony Gunter (The Open University) and Professor Layton Reid (University West London).

Keynote speech

Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin (Vice Principal/President International King's College London)

Workshop 1: Wellbeing

Dr Jenny Douglas (The Open University)
Unfortunately, Dr Jenny Douglas had technical difficulties with her laptop during her presentation so it ended early.

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Workshop 2: Mentoring/Sponsorship

Annette Hay (Coventry University)

Workshop 3: Developing applications and resilience

Dr Ayodele Afonja (University West London)

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Workshop 4: Leading in spaces that aren't designed with you in mind

Jannett Morgan (JM Learning and Skills)

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Closing remarks

Professor Marcia Wilson, (Executive Dean for Equality, Diversty and Inclusion at The Open University)

Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun 
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