Diversity in Research Podcast

The Race Equality Charter - learning from doing: the experience at Northumbria University

November 23, 2021 Diversiunity & Cloud Chamber Season 4 Episode 6
Diversity in Research Podcast
The Race Equality Charter - learning from doing: the experience at Northumbria University
Show Notes

Northumbria University is currently working through the process to achieve the Race Equality Charter (https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/equality-charters/race-equality-charter). We talk to Professor Tom Lawson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and historian about the approach Northumbria is taking, why achieving the charter is important to them and how it fits into the bigger diversity and inclusion picture.

We have a really interesting conversation about listening and why that is key to making changes and improvements while recognising that the journey isn't complete when the charter is achieved. The work done as part of the process is more important than the charter itself.

Changing cultures in Higher Education, making them more inclusive and giving everyone equal opportunity is incredibly important to make sure that research is effective and international research collaborations thrive.

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