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Spotlight on Equality and Diversity

The University will be hosting a Spotlight on Equality and Diversity event on Wednesday 8th January from 1pm to 4.30pm in Chancellor's Hall.

This will be an opportunity of staff members to learn more about the University's work on equality and diversity, and provide feedback on initiatives planned for 2020.

The agenda is as follows:

1pm to 1.40pm: Lunch and Networking

1.40pm to 2.05pm: Achievements from 2019 and Challenges for 2020

Jackie Dunne (Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Regional Engagement) will deliver a presentation on the University’s Equality and Diversity achievements in 2019 and the key challenges for 2020.

2.05pm to 2.30pm: Keynote from Stuart Malpass, Equalities Officer, City of Wolverhampton Council 

Stuart Malpass will deliver a presentation about the City of Wolverhampton Council’s work on Equality and Diversity, including how recent engagement in external accreditation schemes inspired change.    

10minute Comfort Break

2.40pm to 3.20pm: Spotlight on Gender Equality  

Tracey Hulme (Director of Human Resources) will lead an interactive workshop about the University’s work on Gender Equality. The session will explore the key priorities identified in the University’s Athena SWAN Action Plan, the journey the University undertook to identify them, and how the University can best deliver them.

3.20pm to 4.10pm: Spotlight on Race Equality

Ada Adeghe (Staff Experience Group, Chair of the BAME Staff Network) and Esther Shonibare (Student Experience Group, Students’ Union Diversity Officer) will talk about the experiences of BAME Staff and Students, and the work of the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team to develop actions to address the inequalities both groups face within the University. There will then be an opportunity for participants to feedback on the proposed actions.

4.10pm to 4.30pm: Closing Remarks