HERAG Think Tank 4: An inclusive university- travelling the distance to turn policy into practice

Higher Education Race Action Group held it’s 4th Think Tank, Wednesday 14th June 2017. The event provided an excellent opportunity for Student Success staff to share best practice with equality and diversity professionals, academics, students and other individuals interested in advancing race equality in higher education. The workshops considered many angels of turning university policy into practice, and learning sessions focused on the themes of:

•BME representation and success in postgraduate courses and/or increasing the pipeline into staffing and leadership roles;
•Developing consistent approaches to improving BME retention and attainment and ensuring effective implementation within the institution;
•Initiatives to increase colleagues’ and institutions’ confidence to engage with issues related to racial inequalities;
•Co-creating race equality aims, policies and good practice with students and student unions;
•Developing and implementing targeted race equality policies without taking a deficit model approach;
•Ethical and methodological issues in researching/evaluating institutional interventions;
•Using the REC as a lever and tool for change.

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