Equalitylink April 2017
Welcome April 2017
Equalitylink is Equality Challenge Unit’s monthly round-up of equality and diversity news, resources and a summary of ECU’s work with the sector.
ECU’s Race Equality Charter now has 30 members
Welcome to the University of East London and the University of Leicester.
- New report from NUS presents student perspectives on international students. View ECU’s comment on the report too.
- HEFCE blog post by ECU’s Jess Moody and Ellen Pugh.
- The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s disability report: being disabled in Britain.
- New House of Commons Education Committee report exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education.
- Universities UK’s blog post on what the British public really think about international students.
Earlier in April we published the results of the Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016.
Follow #AthenaSTEMM16 on Twitter for the latest.
The full report and accompanying summary report are available to download from our website.
ECU’s research team have also created a suite of infographics using data from the survey results which are also available on our website.
Intersectional approaches to equality research and data
Download ECU’s second research and data briefing now.
This free resource is intended for use by equality and diversity practitioners, university staff, researchers, students and anyone else with an interest in equalities in higher education.
New ECU briefing for Scottish college governors
Visit our website to download the briefing.
LGBT+ network of networks
Register to attend the launch event on
Tuesday 30 May 2017 in London at LSE.
BME leadership in higher education summit 2017
On Thursday 18 May 2017 ECU and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education will be hosting this joint summit. It is free to attend.
Vacancies to join the ECU team
We currently have some really exciting opportunities to join the ECU team:
- Member engagement officer
- Training and learning adviser
- Policy officer (0.6 FTE)
- Freelance training associates
Vacancy at Student Minds
Student Minds are looking for an Equality Improvement Officer. The deadline for applications is Sunday 21 May 2017.
Religious dress on campus
New ECU blog post from Senior Policy Adviser Jess Moody.
Sharing learning from our attracting diversity project
The first post in a new blog post series from our Scotland team is out now.
Delivering the Prevent duty in a proportionate and fair way
The Equality and Human Rights Commission are looking for feedback on the Prevent duty guidance they published earlier this year in partnership with ECU and Universities UK.
Contact ECU’s Communications Officer Lauren Sandhu with your feedback.
Using restructuring to promote gender equality and diversity
Download the report from the Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.
ECU annual conference 2017
ECU’s conference theme for 2017 is inclusivity, intersectionality, action: moving forward the equality agenda in higher education.
It will be held on Tuesday 7 November and Wednesday 8 November 2017 in Birmingham.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper or workshop proposal. The call for submissions is now closed.
Lunchtime webinar from ECU’s Race Equality Charter team
The language of race and pandering to white fragility: white institutional resistance in the academy
Our next lunchtime webinar is on Thursday 11 May 2017 12.00 – 13.00. Register now on the ECU website.
Using the Race Equality Charter to help implement transformational change
The next workshop from the Race Equality Charter team is on Wednesday 24 May 2017 11.00 – 15.30 in Leeds. Register to attend now.
4th HERAG Think Tank
Save the date
Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Woburn House in London.
Further information about the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG) is available on the ECU website.
Free staff networks conference
Thursday 4 May 2017 at the University of Wolverhampton
A free national training conference for those involved or tasked with supporting higher education staff networks including practical advice from the University of Wolverhampton, and speakers including Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE and ECU’s Senior Policy Adviser Jess Moody.
Further details including information about how to book a place is available online.
If you would like to be featured in the next issue of Equalitylink, please email details to Lauren Sandhu, Communications Officer.