The Next Steps for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – From inclusive leadership and culture to embedded equitable practice
The conference will explore the themes of teaching and learning, EDI, governance and leadership in the specific Irish context aimed at both institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The conference will take Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as an overarching theme and consider how this work needs to be developed across institutions including through inclusive leadership, inclusive curricular and inclusive practice. This builds on the already well-established work around Athena SWAN and Aurora in Ireland.
Through a mix of keynote speakers and workshop sessions this one-day conference will look to share best practice between those in the HE sector as well as seeking examples from other sectors that can be adopted in HE institutions.
Professor Sally Mapstone
Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, the second woman in succession to hold this role there. She is a board member of Universities UK, a trustee of UCAS and of the Europaeum, and a member of the advisory board of the Higher Education Policy Institute. She leads on widening access work for Universities Scotland. She is chair of the international advisory board for the University of Helsinki. In 2017 she received the Foreign Policy Association of America medal for services to higher education. In 2019 she was elected to the fellowship to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. As an academic Sally is a medievalist, with expertise in the area of medieval and Renaissance Scottish literature. She is President of the Saltire Society, which champions Scottish culture.