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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges


A packed programme of papers, practical workshops and inspiring speakers on 7 and 8 November 2017

Day 1

9.15am Registration and refreshments
10am Conference opening: David Ruebain, Chief Executive, ECU
10.30am Keynote: Shakira Martin, NUS President
11.15am Refreshment break
11.30am Learning session 1:
Choose one session to attend
Panel of papers: Overcoming barriers and taking action
Workshop: Travelling to trans inclusivity
Workshop: Curriculum co-creation: as a transformative strategy to enhance student success
Workshop: Emotional labour: building contexts for open and rigorous discussion of (in)equality in higher education
1pm Lunch
2.15pmKeynote: Professor Akwugo Emejulu, University of Warwick
3pm Learning session 2:
Choose one session to attend
Panel of papers: Inclusivity, action, intersectionality
Workshop: Using intersectionality in practise: challenges and solutions
Workshop: Transnational Education and LGBT rights
Workshop: A new concept for race equality training in institutions
4.30pm Close


6.30pmReception and evening entertainment
7.30pmConference dinner

Day 2

10am Keynote: Dr Sally Everett, Anglia Ruskin University
10.45am Learning session 3:
Choose one session to attend
Panel of papers: Queering the academy
Workshop: Challenging wicked problems and folk pedagogies to address the BME attainment gap in higher education
Workshop: Inclusive practice, competence standards and curriculum design
Workshop: ‘What works’ in advancing equality and diversity: A practical look at impact evaluation
1.30pmLearning session 4:
Choose one session to attend
Panel of papers: Creating an inclusive university
Workshop: Working together: How much can we change culture and working practices in isolation?
Workshop: Cracking the concrete ceiling: systemic change for the advancement of BME leaders
Workshop: Using behavioural insights to improve student engagement through randomised controlled trials
3pmConference summary, David Ruebain, Chief Executive, ECU