Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to improve the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education. Our webinars are designed to support both those working towards the Charter, and to help those who already hold an award to maintain best practice. If your institution is a participant in REC and you would like to join a webinar, please contact your key contact for the booking link.
Members of Advance HE with access to REC are able to:
- submit for institutional REC awards at Bronze and Silver level
- access resources and publications to prepare award submissions
- attend workshops on various topics to help prepare for an award
- access advice and support from Advance HE’s Equality Charters team
- join the Race Equality Charter Advance HE Connect group.
Enhancing Good Practice : Race Equality Charter
11:00 – 14:00, Thursday 18 November 2020
This event is for REC members only and will explore and examine how we can progress race equality within the Higher Education Sector. We hear regularly from institutions about practical steps and initiatives that they carry out when working on race equality in their institution. This event will bring together a number of case studies and workshops for REC members to consider how to take forward work in this area within their own context.
Dr Gurnam Singh (PhD, FRSA, NTF)
Dr Gurnam Singh (PhD, FRSA, NTF) is Associate Professor of Equity of Attainment (Part-time) at Coventry University. He also holds posts as Associate Professor (Hon) of Sociology at the University of Warwick, Visiting Professor of Social Work at the University of Chester and Visiting Fellow in Race and Education at the University of Arts, London. He completed his PhD at the University of Warwick in 2004 focussing on anti-racist practice education, and in 2009, for his work on critical pedagogy and equity in education, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) from the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has published widely on issues relating to social justice, social work and higher education. In 2013 he published a book ‘Acts of knowing: Critical pedagogy in, against and beyond the university. Bloomsbury’ His latest book, published earlier this year (2020) by Palgrave Macmillan, is entitled Anti-Racist Social Work Practice: International Perspectives. He is a specialist adviser to the Steering Group for the Higher Education Race Action Group (HEERAG). He was commissioned to play the role of ‘critical friend’ to a number of projects that were funded under the HEFCE ‘Addressing Barriers to Student Success’ catalyst programme. And over the past 6 months, in the context of COVID 19 and the black lives matter movement, he has written a number of influential papers linking these to the issue of race, racism and higher education.
Stacy Johnson MBE
Stacy Johnson MBE, an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham is an emerging international thought leader in critical inclusive leadership. She is founder of the award winning National and European Junior Leadership Academies for student nurses and midwives. Her latest work, The ReMEDI Project is a reverse mentoring framework for enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Stacy was included in the Health Service Journal’s 2013 list of 50 BME Pioneers and was made a Member of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list for services to healthcare and higher education equality, diversity and inclusion.