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Enhancing Good Practice - Progressing and normalising the conversations on Race in HE

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United Kingdom
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Excellence in practice
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All Fellowship Categories
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Face to Face Workshops
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2 1/4 hours
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Higher education institution
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COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we have changed the delivery method of this conference to online. Revised joining instructions will be sent to delegates as part of the booking process. See our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on our services.


This event is for REC members only and will explore and examine how we can progress the conversation on race equality within the Higher Education Sector.  We hear regularly from institutions that ‘my institution isn’t ready to talk confidently about race’ or ‘we just don’t know how to frame the conversation’ therefore we felt it important to have some informed discussion in this area.  


Heidi Safia Mirza - Emeritus Professor of Equalities Studies, UCL Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.

As a daughter of the Windrush generation, Heidi is known for her pioneering intersectional research on race, gender and identity in education. She is author of several best-selling books including Young Female and Black, which was voted in the top 40 most influential educational studies in Britain.  Professor Mirza is also a leading voice in the global debate on decolonisation and recently co-edited the flagship book, ‘Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, whiteness and decolonising the academy’. She is currently co-authoring ‘Race and Ethnicity’ for the IFS Deaton Inequality Review which includes the impact of COVID-19 on Black and minority ethnic communities.


Heidi Safia Mirza

Dr Jason Arday - Assistant Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology.

Jason is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Think-tank.  Jason is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London. Jason’s research focuses on Race, Social Justice and Education.  He is the Co-Editor of two policy publications with Professor Claire Alexander (University of Manchester) and Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) which have been disseminated within UK Parliament from the Runnymede Perspectives collection.


Dr Jason Arday