Inclusion Matters

We're excited to launch a new series of online, lunchtime events where staff can come along to a virtual, informal session to learn about specific areas of inclusion. In each session we feature talks from guest speakers, followed by a space for staff to ask questions and engage in conversation.

We plan to run at least one session per month. This is an opportunity for staff to gain knowledge and understanding in subjects around inclusion, and take this learning back to their area of work and develop their understanding with further resources.

Supporting disabled students: what is reasonable?

Date and time

22 June 2021. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Event summary

Karen Hocking, Disability Services Manager at the University of Bristol will lead a session looking at what disabled students can reasonably expect by way of adjustments; what is reasonable and what is not.

For more information and to register

Register your free place via Zoom.

Making reasonable adjustments in the workplace

Date and time

24 June 2021. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Event summary

Aimed at line managers, this session will cover the legal and practical aspects of making reasonable adjustments to support disabled colleagues in the workplace.

Tracy Brunnock, who leads our Staff Inclusion Team, will introduce the legal framework and provide an opportunity for staff to ask questions and learn more.

For more information and to register

Register your free place via Zoom.

Addressing domestic violence in the workplace

Date and time

7 July 2021. From 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.

Event summary

Building on research which has looked at how we respond to domestic violence, this session, led by Dr Emma Williamson, will provide a space for attendees to consider the ways they can support colleagues who might be experiencing domestic abuse.  

For more information and to register

Register your free place via Zoom.

The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged

Date and time

8 July 2021. From 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm.

Event summary

In this talk, Sam Friedman, Associate Professor in Sociology from London School of Economics (LSE) will demonstrate that a powerful and previously unrecognised 'class pay gap' exists in Britain’s higher professional and managerial occupations, including academia. 

The hidden barriers, or 'glass ceilings' preventing women and minority ethnic groups from getting to the top are well documented. Yet questions of social class – and specifically class origin – have been curiously absent from debates about diversity and inclusion, particularly among the UK HE workforce. 

For more information and to register

Register your free place via Zoom.

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