Title: Race in higher education: the national picture on students
Event Date: 5 October 2016
Venue: The Octagon, Sir Michael Cobham Library
Speaker: Gary Loke Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit
From studentship to professorship, there are gaps in participation and success of black and minority ethic staff and student in higher education. In this session, the key statistics on race in UK higher education will be presented, as well as discussions about the lived experience and the sense of belonging of black and minority ethnic people in higher education. Ideas of how to address the key challenges will be presented, including through the Equality Challenge Unit Race Charter Mark framework.
Gary Loke is Head of Policy at Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) which works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK and in colleges in Scotland. He previously worked at a national older persons’ charity on health and social care policy and for a rural race equality organisation. Gary currently serves on a number of external bodies including the Gender Equality Commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Universities UK Social Mobility Advisory Group and the policy advisory group of the Economic and Social Research Council Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at the University of Essex. Gary is also a Visiting Research Associate at the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, University of Chester.
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Black History Month 2016
The Black History Month 2016 programme provide an overview of a range of activities within Dorset. is a result of collaboration between:
- Bournemouth Univetsity
- Students' Union Bournemouth University
- Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust
- Dorset Race Equality Council
Wednesday 5 October
Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit. The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus
To run a one-day event which explores the issue of under-representation of British Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) students within the media disciplines. The event aims to bring together academics and professional support staff, along with visiting speakers, to address the issues that arise for BAME students at all stages of the student journey, from application to career progression
Speakers: Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit; Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser; Charlie Souter-Philips, Vice-President Welfare; Marc Boothe, Creative Director, B3 Media
Friday 14 October
A partnership event to celebrate Black History Month 2016 with a morning that focusses on BME Health Inequalities and research. The afternoon will be a celebration of Caribbean music starring Alfred The Great.
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Bournemouth
13:30-16:45: Decolonising the University
This workshop seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to:
- understand the historical background to racial diversity in the Higher Education context
- critically reflect on their own thinking and practice in relation to diversity and inclusivity.
- think about the scale and nature of the challenge at the institutional level.
- consider and develop action strategies for meeting the challenge.
Speakers: Dr Josephine Kwhali and Dr Gurnam Singh Coventry University
Venue: The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus