New Race Equality Scheme launched at UWE

Issue date: 03 November 2009

equality conference The University of the West of England is hosting a free conference on diversity and race equality with keynote speakers who are leaders in the field.

The conference is aimed at UWE staff, students and all those interested in equality to inspire and encourage participants to become involved in the University's equality work. The event takes place on Wednesday 4 November 2009 at UWE's Frenchay campus.

Organiser Angeline Carozza said, “This event marks the launch of the Race Equality Scheme at UWE. Race equality is at the heart of our vision. We want to ensure that all staff, students and partners are given equal opportunities to succeed in their chosen goals.”

The keynote speakers will include:
• Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University and Board member of Equality Challenge Unit. Previously Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in post-apartheid South Africa leading the transformation to an inclusive university.
• Karen Chouhan, Founder and Director of Equanomics-UK. Over three decades of leadership in social movements to eradicate poverty and inspire race equality and economic justice.
• Representatives from the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an international non-profit leadership-training organisation, working throughout the world to create productive teams and communities through eliminating discrimination, raising awareness and mutual respect.

The programme offers workshops on: Supporting cultural and religious diversity in higher education; Living with Equalities, NCBI; Sharing good practice at UWE; Journey to success - understanding more about the factors which aid black and minority ethnic students to succeed on undergraduate programmes; and inclusive curriculum design.

The conference takes place from 0930 to 1600 hours on Wednesday 4 November. For more information on the conference visit: diversity and equality

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