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EDI Workshop Series

During 2019-20 we will be running a series of workshops focused on equality, diversity and inclusivity topics to support practitioners, managers and leaders within HE institutions across the UK.

COVID-19 update

In light of the current global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak the delivery date and format of EDI Workshops has been affected, see individual events for more information. See our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on our services.


These workshops will offer practical advice, guidance, policy information, frameworks and toolkits to support positive change within departments, schools, faculties and institutions in areas such as race equality, challenging privilege, and dignity and respect.

Who: All higher education professionals

View the dates of the events below or in the calendar. 


Introduction to Race Equality in Higher Education

Consisting of three, three-hour 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.

Introduction to Race Equality in Higher Education

Date: Three separate 3-hour modules (18 June, 2 July and 14 July)
Venue: Online
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Challenging privilege and the danger of the single story

This one-day virtual workshop aims to deepen understanding of the barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion that exist in HE through an examination of how majority group privilege reinforces structural and cultural inequalities. Using author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s concept of the single story as a means of exploring the limitations on our understanding of difference, participants will explore how privilege operates, the impact on different protected groups and what practical steps we can take to address inequality.

Participants will benefit from an enhanced understanding of how majority group privilege sustains inequality and negatively impacts upon the experiences of minority group students and staff and an increased awareness of the practical steps that institutions can take to address the impact of privilege and build belonging for all students and staff.

"I had very high expectations of this workshop. Not only were those expectations met they were exceeded. It was a fantastic and highly valuable workshop  and I feel privileged that I could take part"

- Challenging privilege and the danger of the single story 2018 delegate

Challenging Privilege and the danger of the single story

Date: 1 July 2020
Venue: Online
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