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Gender in HE Conference 2022: Current, complex, contested: Conversations about Gender in HE

To be confirmed
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Face to Face Conferences
Start Date
End Date
1 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From


While gender has been on the agenda in HE for many years, the nature and focus of the conversation is expanding. Long-standing issues such as the under-representation of women in STEM subjects and in senior leadership, sexual harassment, and the need to support pregnancy, maternity and caring responsibilities continue to require attention. And they are joined by newer areas of enquiry including considerations about gender and inclusion, intersectionality, connections and tensions between sex-based and gender-inclusive rights, and the place of gender in learning and teaching, and in models of leadership.

Advance HE’s Gender in HE Conference is an opportunity to explore this growing agenda, consider the implications for HE institutions and reflect on the practical steps they can take to navigate its complexity. Keynote speakers and interactive sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  • Gender and the inclusive curriculum
  • Challenging gender barriers in leadership thinking and practice
  • Gender and inclusive student support
  • Gender and sex: navigating definitions, rights, tensions and commonalities