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HEPI / Advance HE webinar: How do we ensure equality in higher education in a pandemic?, 21 April 2021

  • 21 April 2021
  • 11.30am - 12.45pm

HEPI and Advance HE are delighted to announce a series of webinars being held in place of the usual HEPI / Advance HE Parliamentary Breakfast Seminar series.

The third webinar in the series focuses on equality. In recent years progress has been made towards equality in higher education, but there are still significant improvements to be made. The global pandemic risks setting back recent developments, for example, female academics publishing less as they have taken on the burden of additional domestic work. Will the removal of links between Athena Swan and funding be a step back for gender equality? Following the tragic death of George Floyd and the increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, how do we ensure universities provide a positive environment for Black staff and students? When students’ mental health is at risk, how can universities provide for students who have historically had lower levels of wellbeing, such as LGBTQ+ students? What impact is the pandemic having on disabled and vulnerable students’ ability to access and engage with higher education?

This webinar will provide an opportunity to discuss how we move towards greater equality in higher education and the impact of COVID-19. 

Guest speakers to include:

  • Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, Vice President (Higher Education), National Union of Students
  • Khadija Mohammed, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of the West of Scotland
  • Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Reading

To register your place, please go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DHb_M3pjQ0ecD0KDouENVg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note places are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

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