Attendees will need to attend all three modules (30 March, date TBC and 27 April, 2021, 9.30am-1pm).
Tackling racial inequalities and improving the experiences and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and staff are amongst the most pressing challenges faced by higher education institutions in the UK. This programme introduces participants to issues of race and racism within higher education, and explores ideas for supporting and advancing change within their own institutions. Participants will leave with ideas on how to be better allies, how to engage constructively with discussions of race and racism within their institutions, and how to instigate action.
Consisting of three, three and a half hours online workshops, this programme provides participants with a good understanding of race, racism and race equality in higher education in the UK. It explores the history, context and current challenges that universities need to address, strengthens awareness of the lived experiences of BAME students and staff, and critiques some of the approaches that have been employed to tackle racial inequalities.
The three modules will cover:
• The context for race equality work in HE in the UK – history, drivers for change, understanding racism, approaches to race quality in HE.
• An insight into the lived experiences of BAME students: what the data tells us, understanding and approaching the BAME awards gap, the importance of creating inclusive curricula.
• An insight into the lived experience of BAME staff: what the data tells us, diversifying the workforce, tackling racial bullying and harassment and creating an inclusive workplace culture.
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.”