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Leading Race Equality in HE: York, March

Advance HE, York
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Start Date
End Date
2 separate days (Day 2 on 31 March 2020)
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From


Effective leaders of race equality combine knowledge and understanding of race and racism with personal insight into their own position within the construct of race.

This two-module 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.  It introduces participants to key concepts within the field of race equality with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding about race and racism within a safe and reflective space.

Sessions include:

  • An overview of race and racism in the UK
  • Traditional approaches to addressing race equality
  • Language and terminology used in race equality discussions
  • Critical race theory and how it can help advance change in our universities
  • The relevance of whiteness and white privilege to addressing race equality
  • Developing a strategic approach to race equality
  • Practical ideas and initiatives for advancing race equality within your university.
GS NL EP PSL combined

Who should attend?

This course is for equality and diversity practitioners, chairs and members of REC self-assessment teams and anyone else with responsibility for advancing equality and diversity within their institution who would like to improve their understanding of race equality.


“Really enjoyed the course. Welcomed an all too rare opportunity to challenge and be challenged around issue of race equality.”

“From the training, I developed a greater understanding of issues of race inequalities and academic institutions and mean by which to create the structured change”

“The balance of info and activity was brilliant.”

“Challenging, thought-provoking, well delivered by people with obvious expertise.”

Please note that attendance on both days of the workshop is a requirement.