Our colloquium events offer staff a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about key EDI challenges and new approaches. Practitioners are invited to participate in each colloquium through submitting an abstract on their work as a fifteen-minute stimulus presentation and case study to support the discussions.
Each colloquium is facilitated by a Senior Advisor from Advance HE with specific expertise in the area being discussed. The day will feature a keynote presentation from a leading practitioner in each area, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from across the sector. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives.
The colloquia provide practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives. They enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE.
Who: Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, lecturers, academic and support staff, and learning technologists.
View the dates of the events below or in the calendar.
Save on colloquia bookings
Delegates can save 14% on the collective cost of the three following equality, diversity and inclusion colloquia when booked together:
- Race Equality Colloquium: Critical approaches to race data in higher education: 20 April 2021
- Gender Equality Colloquium: Advancing gender and sex equality through research design: 11 May 2021
- Disability Colloquium: 15 June 2021
Delegates from members institutions will be charged £450 and delegates from non-member institutions will be charged £600.
Gender Equality Colloquium: Advancing gender and sex equality through research design
Date: 11 May 2021
Gender equality remains an ever-present concern within the HE sector. The Athena SWAN Charter’s process and framework is now being adopted across the globe, including in Ireland, the USA and Canada, but more work needs to be undertaken in order to address this. As Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU) said, "we can't ignore 50 percent of the population's talent."
This colloquium, by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, will offer insights and solutions into redressing the gender imbalance in HE.
Disability Colloquium: Improving support for disabled staff in higher education
Date: 15 June 2021
Under the Equality Act 2010, a person has a disability 'if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities' and that higher education institutions have a duty 'to make reasonable adjustments for staff, students and service users' in relation to provisions, criteria or practices; physical features and auxiliary aids. But what does this mean in practice, and how can we improve the experiences of students and staff with disabilities?
This colloquium, by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, will offer insights and solutions into supporting students and staff with a disability.
Race Equality Colloquium
This colloquium, by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, will offer insights and solutions to issues of race and racism within higher education, and will explore ideas for supporting and advancing change in HEIs and closing the attainment gap.