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Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green

Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a variety of accounting, executive business and teaching undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in higher education. Iwi is an expert on the complex dynamics of the everyday lived experience of Black heritage people in the UK today, and how race, and specifically being Black, impacts educational and employment outcomes for all. She joined Manchester Metropolitan University from University of Leeds in October 2021. 

She was the recipient of 2022 Award for Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Belonging and in 2023, was the winner of the University Equality champion award. She is an academic activist, who uses her impactful research to bring about positive change and transform lives of minoritised and marginalised students. In the last five years her research has focused on race equity issues within the context of student education, experience, transition, and progression to graduate labour market and postgraduate study.

She is a panel member for the Race Equality Charter (REC) award for Advance HE. Iwi developed the very successful OfS/UKRI funded ASPIRE programme and STRIVE 100 programme. Both programmes have supported student success and led to incredible outcomes of groups of students, who are typically awarded lower degree awards or employment outcomes than other student groups.