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Racial harassment in Higher Education: MPs ask how Government can address inequality

13 May 2022

The Women and Equalities Committee holds a one-off evidence session examining racial harassment and discrimination in Higher Education settings. In the session, MPs will explore the effect of direct and indirect racism on university students and staff, and question the progress made by the Higher Education (HE) sector to understand and address racial harassment.  

Purpose of the session

The session will ask how institutions can ensure attraction and retention of talent, and what steps the HE sector and Government could take to address wider racial inequalities.   


Wednesday 18 May 2022

from 2.30pm: 

  • Dr Arun Verma, Head of the Race Equality Charter, Advance HE 
  • Larissa Kennedy, President, National Union of Students 
  • Professor David Richardson, Vice Chancellor, University of East Anglia 
  • Professor Nicola Rollock, Professor of Social Policy & Race, King’s College London 

Further information

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