‘To teach in varied communities not only our paradigms must shift but also the way we think, write, speak’ (hooks, 1994): creating resources to address the BAME awarding gap


  • Eileen Pollard Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Orlagh McCabe Manchester Metropolitan University




bell hooks, inclusive curricula, relational pedagogy, BAME awarding gap


In this brief communication, the authors reflect on the development of a suite of online resources to address the Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) awarding gap in Higher Education. They consider the sector, allyship and relational pedagogy to explain the approach of these publicly accessible staff-facing resources.

Author Biographies

Eileen Pollard, Manchester Metropolitan University

Eileen Pollard is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development with responsibility for Personal Tutoring at the University Teaching Academy, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Orlagh McCabe, Manchester Metropolitan University

Orlagh McCabe is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) at the University Teaching Academy, Manchester Metropolitan University.


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How to Cite

Pollard, E. and McCabe, O. (2023) “‘To teach in varied communities not only our paradigms must shift but also the way we think, write, speak’ (hooks, 1994): creating resources to address the BAME awarding gap”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (26). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi26.926.