Morning, Wednesday, 27th November 2019
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference focuses on tackling racial harassment and improving the BAME experience in higher education.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the recently published findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial harassment in higher education, which considered the current state of equality in UK HE, the nature of harassment experienced by students and how universities manage complaints.
The agenda and keynote speakers
Keynote contributions on:
- Understanding the nature of racial harassment in HE - with Christina Barnes, Senior Principal, Inquiries and Intelligence, Equality and Human Rights Commission;
- Reviewing student complaints - and common issues encountered by students and institutions - with Christine Child, Adjudication Manager, Office of the Independent Adjudicator; and
Further sessions focus on:
- Racial equality in higher education - identifying barriers to equality, improving student experience and closing the attainment gap:
- Understanding the support needs of ethnic minority students - with Fope Olaleye, Black Students’ Officer, NUS;
- Developing an inclusive curriculum - with Professor Trish Reid, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Kingston University London;
- Providing culturally competent support services - with Géraldine Dufour, Head of Counselling, University of Cambridge and former Chair, Universities & Colleges, BACP; and
- Representative university leadership - career progression and the experience of ethnic minority staff - with Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director, Teaching and Learning, SOAS University of London.
Panel sessions include:
- Reporting harassment and seeking redress; and
- Navigating between free speech and hate speech, managing behaviour off-campus and monitoring social media.