Bridge Group Conference 2019
Tuesday 21st May 2019
Advancing social equality: the role of higher education, employers, and government
11am – 4.30pm (followed by a networking reception)
Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
In the current political, economic, and social climate, the matter of social equality has never been more important. This event is a unique opportunity to join leaders and practitioners from across sectors to explore and identify practice to advance change.
Key policy areas, include: access and success in higher education, socio-economic diversity and inclusion, and income equality.
We’ll be taking an applied, cross-sector approach through keynote speeches, lively debate, and audience discussion. Translating ideas into action.
Key themes include
- Social equality in the current political and economic climate
- Socio-economic diversity and its relationship with other diversity characteristics
- The role that school attainment plays in perpetuating inequalities
- Access and student success in higher education
- Practical strategies to achieve more inclusive organisational cultures
- The role of the charity and wider third sector in driving change
- John Amaechi (organisational psychologist and New York Times best-selling author)
- Professor Janet Beer (Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, and President of Universities UK)
- Christina Blacklaws (President, Law Society)
- Professor Tim Blackman (Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University)
- Professor Vikki Boliver (University of Durham)
- Dr Sam Friedman (Associate Professor, LSE and author of The Class Ceiling)
- Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (Paralympian, Crossbench Peer, Broadcaster)
- Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead (Director-General, BBC)
- Gordon Marsden MP (Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, and Skills)
- Emran Mian (Director-General, Strategy, Department for Education)
- Nik Miller (Chief Executive, Bridge Group)
- Professor Kate Pickett (University of York, co-author of The Spirit Level and The Inner Level)
- Melanie Richards (Deputy Chair and Partner, KPMG UK)
This conference will be of value to policymakers, leaders, and practitioners from across all sectors.
The full programme will be announced shortly.
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