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Recruitment change to tackle lack of BME academics ‘not needed’

The global “prestige” enjoyed by UK universities means they should not be forced to change the way they recruit members of staff, a Conservative peer has said.

Speaking during a debate on increasing the number of black and minority ethnic women in leadership positions at the Russell Group’s research-intensive universities in England, Tristan Garel-Jones said that the success of UK higher education was in part down to its recruitment practices.

Addressing James Younger, the government’s higher education spokesman in the House of Lords, Garel-Jones asked: “Would my honourable friend agree that universities are independent institutions, and that that independence is an important ingredient in creating the prestige that British universities enjoy globally?

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