Intersectionality and Student Services: AMOSSHE online event

25 November 2020 11:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Intersectionality and Student Services

AMOSSHE is hosting an online professional development event for Student Services leaders to explore how we can appreciate, embrace and anticipate our students’ intersectionality and think about diversity in a more meaningful way.

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Intersectionality and Student Services: thinking and doing differently takes place on Friday 4 December 2020 from 09:00 to 13:30 (GMT).

Student Services leaders in higher education are used to thinking about the needs and perspectives of different student groups, particularly the protected characteristics of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and gender. But every student is different, and these categories overlap, blend, clash and change over the student’s journey. Join us to discuss different perspectives on intersectionality in order to help you raise awareness, guide your teams and design your services to better reflect and support your students.

The event features a mix of presentations, Q&A, interactive workshops and networking discussion. Sessions include:

  • A keynote from Amatey Doku (Consultant, Nous Group), an experienced communicator with a passion for public policy. Amatey has worked with senior leaders across higher education at a government, sector and university level. He enjoys tackling difficult problems and encouraging others to think outside the box. He also champions the need for qualitative experiences to be at the heart of an evidenced-based approach to solutions.
  • Losing sight of Black women in intersectional student data - Kevin Guyan (Researcher, Advance HE) underscores the specific history of intersectionality (developed by and for Black women), the multiple ways it materialises in higher education data practices and how our actions need to acknowledge and honour intersectionality’s radical roots.
  • The role of UCAS in supporting students from diverse backgrounds - Nicola Turner (Policy Executive, UCAS) gives an overview of how UCAS is supporting the sector to understand how characteristics and circumstances can intersect to create hidden challenges.
  • Intersectionality and race: a new approach for higher education Student Services - Robiu Salisu (Student Inclusion Officer (BAME), University of Bristol) explores the importance of adopting an intersectional lens to form a new approach when supporting students.
  • Understanding and enhancing the LGBT student experience - Sean Russell (LGBTQ HE Consultant and Founder, Get Out Stay Out) and Ross Strong (Stonewall Project Manager, Birmingham City University) lead a workshop to explore the varied LGBT experience, especially in the context of intersectionality, and how Student Services can be more inclusive by examining the student life-cycle through an LGBT lens.

The event costs:

  • £59 for AMOSSHE named members
  • £99 for non-members (other employees of an AMOSSHE member organisation, individuals, not-for-profit and corporate organisations, higher education providers not associated with AMOSSHE)

And you don’t need to pay VAT for AMOSSHE events.

All delegates will receive a recording of the event afterwards, as well as any presentations or resources (whether you're able to attend on the day or not).

This is affordable, high quality professional development for you and your team, with the opportunity to discuss topical issues with your sector peers. We hope you'll join us!

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