- Professor Karen Holford CBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University - *11th in Stonewall’s top 100 most inclusive Employer, and the highest ranked University*
- Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Reading
- Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Professor of Organisation Studies & Associate Dean, Academic Staff Development, Queen Mary University London
- Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Pro-Vice Provost - Africa and The Middle East, UCL
- Dr Clara Barker, Chair, Oxford University LGBT+ Advisory Group & Stonewall University & Schools Role Model
- Dr Allan Laville, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Reading
- Chris Jay, Founder, Bascule Disability Training & Advisor to the University of Southampton, *Disability Confident Leader*
- Jenny Lennox, Bargaining and Negotiations Official & Pay Gap Lead, UCU
With 91.6% of professors being white, only 1 in 4 being women, 4.9% declaring as being disabled and only one black Vice-Chancellor in the whole of the UK, the HE sector is undoubtedly behind other sectors in championing diversity and inclusion. As the Diversity and Inclusion agenda gains momentum for the student population, creating a more inclusive and diverse staff network at our Universities is paramount for the progress of Higher Education institutions.*
Westminster Insight’s Diversity in Higher Education
Conference will explore strategies to diversify leadership teams
, implement EDI training
to all staff and review recruitment processes
across your institution.
Hear from the sector’s highest ranked Stonewall employer
and find out how the University of Southampton became the sector’s first Disability Confident Leader
. You will also hear about how to establish a whole university approach
to EDI and how to ensure minority groups have progression opportunities
in your organisation.
Attend this event to hear UCU talk about their research on the Gender and BAME Pay Gap
and how peers across the sector are tackling discrimination
towards minority groups.