Gender inequality in the media and higher education

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Date: 06 December 2017
Venue: Room 3X114, Bristol Business School building, Frenchay Campus
Time: 15:30

Gender inequality in the media, particularly the gender pay gap at the BBC, has hit the headlines recently. Commentators have also noted the lack of BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) representation in high profile media roles.

In higher education (HE), the Athena SWAN Charter has been created to get universities and research institutes to set out clear plans to address gender inequality as well as the intersectionality between gender and race.

Content of event

This discussion session will provide an opportunity to compare and contrast the two sectors, to discuss whether/how the introduction of the Athena SWAN Charter has changed practice in HE and whether the approach could be applied to other sectors.

Event schedule

  • 15:30 Panel Discussion
  • 17:00 Networking and refreshments

The event will be followed by a networking session with refreshments, leading into the Bristol Distinguished Address by Karen Blackett, an outstanding example of a role model in the media industry for female and BAME professionals.


  • Professor Lynn Barlow, Assistant Vice Chancellor Creative and Cultural Industries Engagement, UWE Bristol
  • Ann De Graft-Johnson, Senior Lecturer - Architecture and Planning, UWE Bristol
  • Professor Jane Roscoe, Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor Faculty of Arts Culture and Education at UWE Bristol
  • Kalpna Woolf, winner of Asian Women if Achievement Award in the Media, Visiting Professor Faculty of Business and Law UWE Bristol

How to attend

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Cost: Free

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