Amy Norton, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Students
Fiona Waye, Programme Lead, Inclusion Equality and Diversity, Universities UK
Jenny Sherrard, National Head of Equality and Participation, University and College Union
Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton and Chair, Disabled Students' Commission
Dr Carrie-Anne Myers, Project Lead, Violence at University Pilot Project 2021, City, University of London
Khadija Mohammed, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland and Chair, Tackling Racism on Campus Steering Group
Dr Sammy Li, Adviser on Student EDI, University of Birmingham and Convener, LGBT+ Network of Networks in Higher Education
Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading and Chair, Athena Swan Governance Committee
Sanchia Alasia, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, London Southbank University
Dr. Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Equity of Attainment (PT), Coventry University
Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE
Westminster Insight’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Higher Education Digital Conference explores how universities can ensure that staff and students from all protected characteristics are represented, valued and retained.
Despite great progress being made to mainstream EDI in higher education institutions, there are still significant differences in the recruitment, attainment and employment rates for different groups of students and graduates. Certain minority groups are also still vastly under-represented in the university workforce or face barriers to progression in their careers.
Join us to hear updates from leading stakeholders and experts from higher education institutions to learn how to improve university access, participation and student success for underrepresented groups. Take away practical solutions to embed EDI into your HR practices to recruit, support and retain a diverse staff group and to ensure equality by getting to the root causes of pay gaps.
With worrying concerns over a rise in student testimonies of harassment, violence and sexual misconduct, there will be a special focus on how to make institutions safer places to live, work and study by tackling prejudice, discrimination, hate crime and violent behaviour committed against all protected characteristics.