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An introduction to the equality landscape in higher education for small specialist arts institutions

Audience

This is a general session that covers the major equality and diversity challenges in today’s higher education sector, and relates them to the particular experiences of small specialist institutions focused on the arts.

It will be useful for institutions looking afresh at their equality and diversity work, or for teams that wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding in this area.

On the day

During the session we will cover

  • Presentation of data on the key equality challenges in UK higher education in general and in arts small specialist institutions in particular
  • The legislative framework for equality and diversity work and institutions’ legal obligations: data gathering, equality objectives and reasonable adjustments
  • Strategic approaches to tackling equality challenges, including an introduction to ECU’s Equality Charters
  • Examples of good practice in advancing equality in higher education

We would recommend a half day for the session, but it can be adapted to suit your timings.

We recommend that around 15-20 participants participate in this session.