GHWY launches race, inequality and education CPD mini-series 

Go Higher West Yorkshire is delighted to present two opportunities for learning and development as part of a  race, inequality and education mini-series. 

Both sessions feature  Professor Vini Lander,  Director of the Centre for  Race, Education and Decoloniality in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University.   

As a mini-series, the sessions are designed to help address  race  inequality across education settings in West Yorkshire by developing staff understanding and presenting opportunities for action. 

People are welcome to attend one or both sessions, as is relevant to their setting. If you would like to attend both, please register for each session separately.  

‘Let’s Talk About  Race: Uni Connect Staff CPD Event for Schools and Colleges’ (Tuesday, 2 March 10am-12pm) 

An introduction  to the broad themes of  race  inequality and education, supported by Professor Lander. 

The session will define and examine terminology, delineate different forms of racism, and provide definitions to help develop audience understanding. This will be followed by a short presentation on a school-led Black African and Black Caribbean student engagement project called ‘Kaleidoscope’ with insight from some of the students who are taking part. 

It is open to staff in schools, colleges and HE providers in West Yorkshire, but with particular relevance for schools and colleges. 

Register here. 

Addressing  race  inequality in higher education: a GHWY good practice event (Tuesday, 9 March 9.30am- 1pm)

Professor Lander will discuss  race  inequality in the higher education context, particularly in relation to the awarding gap and differential outcomes for many students from some BAME groups. 

We will also be joined by Dr Joanne Tyssen (Head of Widening Participation at Leeds City College’s University Centre Leeds), who will share the findings from her research about HE opportunities for BAME young people in West Yorkshire, and HE students, who will share their stories, experiences and insights about  race  inequality in higher education. 

The session is open to staff in HE providers and FE colleges, but with particular relevance for HE providers. 

Register here.