Setting the gender agenda in higher education

28 April 2020, London, UK

What is the THE  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium?

The journey to workplace gender equality is complex and few in higher education would claim that enough is being done to close the pay gap and eradicate inequality and bias across the academy.

We live in uncertain times and universities, as engines of social growth, should be paving the way forward when it comes to tackling society’s most pressing issues and educating the public on the need for gender equality. So why has progress been so slow?

At Times Higher Education ’s inaugural Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, we will be challenging the current framework for gender equality in higher education and ask how universities can more effectively set the gender agenda when it comes to creating an environment that best represents the society it serves.

Delegates can expect to learn from insightful case studies, research and expertise from across academia and industry on how the sector can turn good intentions into transformational change.

The event will also see the exclusive reveal of the top 200 universities led by women, based on the latest THE  World University Rankings data.

Our speakers

Janet Beer
University of Liverpool
Kalwant Bhopal
Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education
University of Birmingham
Ellie Bothwell
Global rankings editor and reporter
David Green
Vice-chancellor and CEO
University of Worcester
Rachel Herbert
Senior research evaluation manager
Lesley Thompson
Vice-president of academic and government strategic alliances
Polly Williams
Head of diversity and inclusion
Royal Academy of Engineering


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