Inclusivity is not just a core value for the university, it is an active learning process for everyone.
Get involved at an event this Wednesday - or join the next round of our Reciprocal Mentoring Scheme (see below).
The symposium, on Wednesday, September 29 - Preparing staff and students for the next step in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - has been organised to think about some pertinent questions as we start the new academic year:
- How prepared are you for the new academic year inclusivity-wise?
- How are you planning to make sure every student and staff member feels they belong?
- What actually does inclusivity look like from the student perspective, and what can you do to close the attainment gap?
- How can you incorporating race and cultural diversity into your modules?
After an introduction by the Vice-Chancellor (Interim) Mark Power, the online symposium will feature leading experts from across the country, including:
- Larissa Kennedy, NUS National President, who talks on Decolonising Education
- Professor Kalwant Bhopal FAcSS, Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education at the University of Birmingham, who will speak on The unequal academy: the experiences of Black and minority ethnic academics
- Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Honorary Professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, Bangor University, whose talk is Leaders, Levers and Learners: opportunities and challenges for an inclusive school curriculum in Wales
- Professor Heidi Mirza, (pictured) Emeritus Professor, UCL Institute of Education and Visiting Professor Race, Faith and Culture, Goldsmiths College, who will talk on Safe Spaces for CourageousConversations: Race, Faith, and Identity in a Post-Covid Academy. The speakers will also discuss the issues during an interactive Q&A.
The symposium runs from 9.30am – 1pm and you can sign up via this link.
Then in October, staff can sign up to participate in the Reciprocal Mentoring Scheme. The scheme matches White senior staff with Black and Asian Minority Ethnic students and staff in a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship with the aim to engage in open and honest conversations about the experiences of minorities at LJMU to improve these across the University.
The scheme further aims to support the development of students and staff through career advice and guidance. If you are a White, Black or Asian Minority Ethnic member of staff and you would like to learn more, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org "
Have a look at our video conversations introducing the scheme.