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Abstract
This study aims to present the findings of a research study which explores the experiences of black and ethnic minority (BAME) students within elite universities. The research is based in England with having gained data from elite public universities situated in small market towns. The issue of fewer people from BAME background holding certain positions within the different facets of society has been a subject of debate in the media in recent years and as a BAME student I have developed keen interest to establish why there is poor representation of BAME students, in elite universities. In popular media and social debates people with BAME background are considered less likely to be represented in elite universities. It is also found that the problem is in not allowing the opportunity to diversify UK universities, therefore, creating a division that segregates BAME students. This study aims are to share the perceptions of BAME students on their personal experiences within elite universities, highlighting their struggles, perceptions and treatment as well as their overall performance. Data was gained through the employment of one-on-one interviews and focus groups to a small number of undergraduates within the institution. The focus of this research is driven by the taboo subject that inspires my willingness to peruse this topic, not only does gaining insight and getting a better perspective interest me, however it is the opportunity to shed light on this topic through my own research.

Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of Assignment: Coursework
Subject: Business
Pages/words: 10/2500
Number of sources: 40
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English