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Five Ideas… why you should attend the NUS Race Matters Summit 2016

Friday 12-02-2016 - 15:32

Our first ever Race Matters Summit takes place at the University of West London Students’ Union on Thursday 3 March as part of our ongoing programme of work to increase Black representation and support Black leadership in students’ unions. Here are five reasons why senior leaders from the movement should book their place today!

1. Take part in the first ever event of its kind

Our Race Matters Summit is the first event of its kind and is born from our seminal Race Matters report and programme of work to increase Black representation and to support Black leadership in the sector.


2. It’s time for action

Addressing the lack of Black representation and the barriers faced by Black staff requires collective action and collective leadership. By taking part in the Summit you are pledging to be a part of this collective leadership to increase race diversity in the student movement.


3. Be inspired

Hear from inspiring leaders in the field of race equality, diversity and inclusion, such as, Sandra Kerr OBE (Race Equality Director, Business in the Community) Omar Khan (Director, Runnymede), Dan Robertson (Diversity & Inclusion Director, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion) and Tina Mason (Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young).


4. Receive practical solutions

Through hearing from inspiring speakers and hearing examples of good practice delegates will receive a range of practical ideas and strategies they can take back to their unions and implement to address the lack of Black representation.


5. Contribute to our national strategy  

The Summit will provide a forum for delegates to discuss and define practical solutions on what the student movement should do to increase Black representation. These discussions will ensure Project100, has the right goals and actions relating to people, talent and diversity.


For further information about the Race Matters Summit, please email Mandeep Rupra-Daine, NUS’ Equality & Diversity Consultant.


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