SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG
This conference will examine the practical steps universities can take to address issues within their institution and across the sector.
The event will give you up-to-date briefings on the current issues surrounding BAME attainment, access, and diversity amongst students and staff. You will hear about lessons learned at other universities and about success stories. You'll also engage with students directly on their experiences and have the opportunity to discuss how to apply this within your institution. Hosted by Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London and former Secretary of State for International Development, we will examine a range of themes, including but not limited to:
This event is recommended for everyone who works on or is interested in issues surrounding diversity and BAME attainment in higher education. Possible titles are suggested below, but we encourage anyone interested in the issue to attend:
We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for students to attend this event. Students can sign up to the conference through the Eventbrite page found here. The Eventbrite page is for student registrations only - a valid student ID card will be required to be shown on arrival at the event.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 020 7419 5412; email: email@example.com.
Chair, Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London
Adesewa Esther Adebisi, Student, University of Huddersfield
Amatey Doku, Vice-President, NUS
Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Hertfordshire
To include the above speakers, alongside other student voices.
Adrian Lui, Equality and Diversity Advisor, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Kristina Harrison, Programme Manager for studentships, Medical Research Council
Dr Manjeet Ramgotra, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS University of London
Dr Omar Khan, Director, Runnymede Trust - invited
Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching), SOAS University of London