Inclusion within higher education presents complex challenges for the sector including increased regulatory attention on the broader student experience or an increased desire to engage with students through a range of new techniques and technologies. There is a need for the institution to ensure that as it evolves that it is welcome environment for all.
Our portfolio will support your institution to help make everyone feel welcome.
We bring a wealth of expertise to our portfolio of services in fostering inclusion, identifying the drivers for change in the Equality in HE Statistical Report, and our work across the sector, such as the support of the Disabled Students Commission, and providing the forum for the sharing good practice in our conferences and symposia such as the EDI Conference.
EDI Workshop Series
These workshops will offer practical advice, guidance, policy information, frameworks and toolkits to support positive change within departments, schools, faculties and institutions in areas such as race equality, challenging privilege, and dignity and respect. Upcoming workshops as part of our EDI series include:
Challenging privilege and the danger of the single story
This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion that exist in higher education through an examination of how majority group privilege reinforces structural and cultural inequalities.
Leading Race Equality in HE
This course has been designed to support individuals who are leading race equality work in their institutions to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the skills for effective culture change.
Mental Wellbeing in HE Symposium
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference (2020)
Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: creative thinking in tackling inequality.
The theme of this conference speaks to the reality of EDI work in both HE and FE - a growing focus for attention internally and externally, ambitious, analytical, forward-looking, practical and increasingly complex. As EDI becomes more embedded in institutional values and strategy and becomes more of a measure for the student experience, institutional interest in creative responses to tackling inequality is growing.
Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, the conference will create space for reflection and capacity-building through exploring two sub-themes: ‘courageous conversations’ and ‘adventurous approaches’.
News, views and resources
Reports and Publications
With over 15 years of resources to access and as convener of current thinking, knowledge and insight into the key sector opportunities and challenges, Advance HE’s exists to help higher education shape its future. Examples of our work in tackling race inequality include:
- Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the curriculum: A programme standard
- Equality in higher education: statistical report 2020
- Experience of black and minority ethnic staff in HE in England
- Cracking the concrete ceiling: Tracking the impact of the Diversifying Leadership programme
- Safe(r) for staff? Equality implications for ‘reopening’ HE campuses in the Covid era