Academic career success: A personal reflection: Black History Month Series

Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna Academic career success: A personal reflection. Swansea University Black History Month Series

To celebrate Black History Month, Swansea University will be hosting a series of events to focus on different contributions, challenges, and stories of people from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds.


We are thrilled to be hosting Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna, who will be sharing a personal reflection on his academic career success.

Professor Emmanuel will reflect on his experience of being the first black professor in Cardiff University and one of a handful of black professors in the Russell Group universities at the time. He will highlight the factors that are important in academic career success, with a particular focus on how academics from ethnic minority backgrounds can navigate these factors to achieve success. Although his experience relates to his experience in academia, there will be overlaps which can be teased out for any professional services colleagues and students who may wish attend.

The event is open to staff and students. Please select your attendance preference via the ticket booking system, and book your ticket by selecting ‘via zoom’ or ‘on campus’.

Location: Swansea University, Glyndwr Building, Room E Singleton Campus Glyndwr Building, Room E Sketty SA2 8PP

Date and time: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 10:00 – 12:00 BST

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If you have any accessibility requirements please contact the Human Resources Equality Team in advance of the event.