Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation) was an invited speaker at the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) annual conference in London on Tuesday 5th November 2019. This annual conference is “the nexus between UK business schools, industry and government” where “deans, directors and senior leaders of UK business schools’ come together “to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and explore new opportunities”.
Dr. Wong was part of a ‘deep dive’ discussion session where he shared his research and ideas on improving the progression and attainment of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in business schools, alongside Amatey Doku (formerly Vice President for Higher Education, National Union of Students) and Nathan Ghann (Student Success Lead, University of Hertfordshire Business School).
The relevant papers from the talk is available as open access:
- Wong, B. (2018). By Chance or by Plan?: The Academic Success of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education. AERA Open, 4(2), 1-14. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2332858418782195
- Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). Exploring the concept of ‘ideal’ university student. Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1643302
- Wong, B.& Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). ‘Swallow your pride and fear’: The Educational Strategies of High-Achieving Non-Traditional University Students. British Journal of Sociology of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1604209