School of Social and Political Science

Racial Equity Work in the University and Beyond: The Race Equality Charter in Context

Category
Seminar
03 June 2021
12:30 - 14:00

Venue

Online

Description

About the event

Racial Equity Work in the University and Beyond: The Race Equality Charter in Context

Panel event co-hosted by RACE.ED and the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES).

Exploring perspectives on racial inequalities in higher education, this RACE.ED event will invite local and broader reflections on the Race Equality Charter, locating it within the wider context of racial inequalities in higher education today. Beginning with an overview of key findings from the recently published Race Equality Charter Review, the session will consider how the Charter, managed by Advance HE, provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional impediments for minoritised staff and students. How and in what ways might the Charter address the challenge it sets itself, and what are the obstacles in doing so? This 90 minute symposium will bring together a series of reflections on these questions, and invite audience discussion and feedback.

Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.

Speakers

Co-chairs

  • Nasar Meer (RACE.ED / School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh)
  • Omolabake Fakunle (Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh)

Price

Free