In the spring and summer of 2022, Newcastle University led a consultation project commissioned by Advance HE. A sector Advisory Group, chaired by Professor Quintin McKellar (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and an Advance HE Board member), guided the project. The consultation involved 279 stakeholders, including a survey, interviews, submissions, and consultation events.
This report brings together all the findings from the consultation, and shows a lack of alignment in the current system of EDI activity and accreditation, with little support for organisation-wide consideration of strategic alignment, synergy across work strands, or intersectionality. Current approaches have also been criticised in some contexts as risking being viewed as performative and can require significant financial and staff resource.
Download the full report by Newcastle University below.