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Evidence for Equality: ECU Conference 2008

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Equality and diversity present an increasingly challenging agenda for the higher education sector. This two-day conference explored how an evidence-based approach can ensure relevant and focused action with real impact.

If you attended the conference, please could you take a moment to complete a speaker evaluation form which can be downloaded below. Please return your completed form to Anna Roberts, Communications Manager.

Day 1

Plenary session 1

Using evidence to promote equality

Trevor Phillips OBE, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Overview of equality issues in higher education: a HEFCE perspective

Professor David Eastwood, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England

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Overview of equality issues in HE: a Hefce perspective

Plenary session 2

The case for equality: the international student

Kathryn Eade, thinkingpeople

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Armineh Soorenian, University of Leeds

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Monitoring equality and diversity through heidi

Professor Robin Sibson, Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

Jonathan Waller, Director of Information and Analysis, HESA

Andy Youell, Director of Quality and Development, HESA

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Day 2

Plenary session 1

'Standards will drop' and other fears about the equality agenda in higher education

Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

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Plenary session 2

The case for equality: the University of Iceland

Dr Kristin Ingolfsdottir, Rector of the University of Iceland

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The case for equality: the role of governing bodies

Simon Fanshawe, Chair of Sussex University

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You can download recordings of the conference from the Evidence for Equality event website.