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Journeys of Black-African migrants: A lived experience from a UCLan academic and a NHS Director

Date and Time22 October 2021 - 11.00am - 12.00pm BST
LocationOnline Event
Journeys of Black-African migrants: A lived experience from a UCLan academic and a NHS Director information
Age Group: 18+
Entry Fee: Free

Dr Emeka Ibeachu (Lecturer in Medical Statistics, UCLan) and Dr Margaret Adeyinka Michael (NHS Director, Fylde Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust), both Nigerian born, share and reflect on their journeys as Black-African migrants.

In this open, honest and inspiring talk, both speakers will share their success stories and reflect on:

  • The challenges they faced in their professional journeys and how they overcame those challenges
  • What resilience lessons they have learned
  • What advice they can give to people of colour to excel in their academic studies and professional development

Dr Emeka Ibeachu will talk about his lived experience from Postgraduate student to Lecturer of the Year 2021 Student’s Award at UCLan. He will discuss his challenges and success.

Dr Margaret Adeyinka Michael will also give her insights into her professional journey in the Fylde Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.