The extract from the report stated:
"The example received from Liverpool John Moores University was striking and the only event-based example included in the report. The university has a history of providing conferences in partnership with external community organisations. Events have included Diversity Today & Tomorrow - Forging Partnerships for Real Change (2009), Human Rights in the Age of Austerity: Making Rights Real at Community Level (2011), and Is Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Yesterday's Debate? (2015). The events have brought together some of the most prominent people in the field of human rights and have been topical and timely. They have also enabled the university to raise its profile in the local community with external organisations in relation to equality and diversity issues.
The events are designed to provide an opportunity to debate equality issues, share ideas and best practice and devise solutions to equality and diversity priorities. The first event was held in 2009 and attracted over 300 delegates. Due to positive feedback from delegates further events were organised."
In addition, the report highlighted the role of staff networks in embedding equality and diversity within LJMU, with HEFCE commenting:
“This project aims to reenergise three staff networks to support the university's strategic aim to provide a fair, supportive and encouraging working and learning environment that students and staff engage with responsibly. The groups:
- meet regularly as staff support networks
- assist the university with reviewing progress against its equality objectives and action plans
- assist with sharing best practice in equality and diversity”
For the full reports and further information visit the HEFCE website
Read more about LJMU's recent Equality and Diversity initiatives here:
LJMU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill said:
"This is great news. It's good to see two LJMU Equality and Diversity initiatives rated by HEFCE as examples of best practice nation-wide and listed on the HEFCE website. Our event based ED approach is particularly commended and received much accolade. This recognition should further spur us on to keep up the good work and aspire to do more to enhance the quality of equality and diversity practices in the University”.