Registration & refreshments 18.00, Lecture 18.30, Networking & refreshments 19.30
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Are universities reflecting society and does it matter?
This lecture will seek to explore the role of Higher Education in addressing equality. Does it reflect society and does it matter?
Recent figures show that more students from minority ethnic communities are going to university but on closer examination they also reveal that there is a large variation between these groups and also in the kind of institutions they go to. What impact does Government policy such as tuition fees have on the diversity of the student population? Why are there so few women, disabled or minority lecturers teaching in universities? Why are they under- represented in senior professorial positions and management? Last year saw the introduction of a new Equality Bill. Trevor will explore if it has any legislative teeth in redressing this imbalance.
Trevor Phillips OBE is head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and a former television executive and broadcaster. He became head of Commission for Racial Equality in 2003, and in 2006 was appointed head of its successor, the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights. Trevor’s has argued for school selection to be amended to prevent segregation in British schools and controversially warned that Britain's current approach to multiculturalism could cause Britain to ‘sleepwalk towards segregation.’
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12.00am - 12.00amTuesday 16th March 2010