The launch of Black British Academics Network, BASE (Building Achievement, Social Justice and Empowerment), took place at the University of Greenwich at Medway on 25th January 2019 where BBA Founder Dr Deborah Gabriel led a workshop especially developed for students to help them harness intellectual, social and cultural capital.
The BASE workshop helps to promote deep learning on issues around social justice and advances strategies to helps students shape teaching and learning strategy within their institutions.
Students that participated in the workshop came from across the institution and are taking degrees in law, sports, criminology and health, and were joined by a small group of teaching staff.
The event has been hailed as a success by organiser Ezekiel al-Kharim:
“The workshop was a great success for Medway. As we hoped, students from across campuses in London and Kent, from a vast background of degree programmes, travelled and engaged. It was truly refreshing to see the relationship UoG, UKC, and CCCU as sister universities. We look forward to a continuing relationship and all our students are excited to explore the ways in which we can challenge our universities to do better, and to continue improving our curriculum.”