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Achieving race equality in higher education

Effective leaders of race equality combine knowledge and understanding of race and racism with personal insight into their own position within the construct of race.

Due to high demand, Advance HE is pleased to announce new dates for the ‘Achieving race equality in higher education’ two-day workshop. This course has been designed to support individuals who are leading race equality work in their institutions to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the skills for effective culture change.  It introduces participants to key concepts within the field of race equality with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding about race and racism within a safe and reflective space.

Sessions include:

  • An overview of race and racism in the UK
  • Traditional approaches to addressing race equality
  • Language and terminology used in race equality discussions
  • Critical race theory and how it can help advance change in our universities
  • The relevance of whiteness and white privilege to addressing race equality
  • Developing a strategic approach to race equality
  • Practical ideas and initiatives for advancing race equality within your university.

Structure and dates

The course has been structured to allow time for reflection and skills-building and for this reason is spread over two non-consecutive days. We do ask you to please only register if you can commit to both days of the course; individuals who miss the first day will not be able to attend the second.

Timings for both days:

Arrival time: 09:30
Start time: 10:00
Finish time: 16:30

Cohort 5

Day One:  Thursday 28th June 2018
Day Two: Monday 9th July 2018

Location: York

Please note, the York training is currently fully booked, you can sign up to be put on the waiting list by filling in the form below.

Cohort 6

Day One: Monday 19th November 2018
Day Two: Monday 3rd December 2018

Location: Cardiff

There will be a maximum of 20 delegates in each cohort.  Places will be allocated to ensure there is a range of institutions and geographical locations represented.

Who is this course for?

This course is for equality and diversity practitioners, chairs and members of REC self-assessment teams and anyone else with responsibility for advancing equality and diversity within their institution who would like to improve their understanding of race equality.

As we anticipate that demand for places will be high, places are limited to two per institution.

What previous participants have said:

“Really enjoyed the course. Welcomed an all too rare opportunity to challenge & be challenged around issue of race equality”

“From the training, I developed a greater understanding of issues of race inequalities and academic institutions and mean by which to create the structured change”

“The balance of info and activity was brilliant”

Challenging, thought-provoking, well delivered by people with obvious expertise”

Who will deliver the course?

The course will be delivered by academic and adviser on race, Dr Nicola Rollock, and members of Advance HE staff from the training and learning teams.

Cost

This training is FREE to anyone from a UK higher education institution which subscribes to ECU, and those based in Scotland.

Effective leaders of race equality combine knowledge and understanding of race and racism with personal insight into their own position within the construct of race. They are confident in negotiating the barriers that impede progress and creative in developing strategic and practical tools for advancing race equality. They understand the challenges that the work brings and are resilient in tackling them.

This new course has been designed to support individuals who are leading race equality work in their institutions to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the skills for effective culture change.  It introduces participants to key concepts within the field of race equality with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding about race and racism within a safe and reflective space.

Register your place

The course has been structured to allow time for reflection and skills-building and for this reason is spread over two non-consecutive days. We do ask you to please only register if you can commit to both days of the course; individuals who miss the first day will not be able to attend the second.

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