RealTalk@City Webinar: White Leadership and Allyship – Performative Vs Co-Conspirator – Lessons Learnt

By Tom Glynn (Senior EDI Officer (Charters and Data)) with Q&A contributions by Ruth Windscheffel (Panel speaker, Senior Lecturer Education Development, Deputy Director of the RISES Programme and Co-Chair of the Student subgroup on the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team) [LINK TO RECORDED WEBINAR – COMING SOON!]   In November 2021, City’s EDI team launched […]

Holding space for equity – the journey of City’s Student Support Services EDI Working Group

By Tom Glynn, Senior EDI Officer (Charters and Data) Before joining the EDI team at City, I was part of Student Support Services. As a manager of a front facing team supporting students, facilitating and encouraging open conversations around equality, diversity and inclusion was paramount to the successful delivery of the service and the development […]

Black History Month at City and the ground reality

By Sabah Holmes, Race Equality Manager (Maternity Cover till 03rd January 2022)   We started Black History Month (BHM) with a Diversify Your Mind (DYM) club event at City on Radical Self-Care, learning more about it, its value and its roots in Black Feminism. We learnt about all the ways in which this is still […]

Poem: Reflections from a student and woman of colour who chose to challenge.

By Shaima Dallali, City, University of London Students Union Vice President (Community Wellbeing)   I sat and asked myself what ‘choosing to challenge’ means to me. Upon reflection, I came to the conclusion that the mere fact that I am a woman, is a choice to challenge. My existence in and of itself, is a […]

Re-imagining Higher Education: What of Joy?

By Natasha Mutch-Vidal, Senior EDI Officer (Race Equality)   For black people and people of colour, teaching and education is a political act rooted in antiracist struggle[1]. Our ancestors risked death finding ways to communicate while our knowledge and history was strategically erased. Our survival has been dependant on our ability to pass down knowledge. […]

URGENT CALL for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic participants of colour for MSc research project on ‘BAME’ progression experiences

City staff and colleague, Waheeda Dhansey, is undertaking a dissertation related research project as part of her MSc in Higher Education: Administration, Management and Leadership and seeking participation and responses by or before 18th August 2021.   The subject of the research is on how organisational culture enables progression of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic […]

New EDI team members supporting Race Equality

Our team is growing: City have recently welcomed two new individuals to drive Race Equality work within the institution and support the Institution’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion goals. Sabah Holmes, Race Equality Manager, will cover for Dr. Kavita Powley who is on maternity leave and Natasha Mutch-Vidal, Senior EDI Officer (Race Equality) joins us on […]

Challenging Racism Together Collaborative – Free Webinar Series 2021

University of Kent, Liverpool John Moores University and City, University of London are collaborating in order to launch a series of cross-sector live webinars on race, racism and the importance of inclusive allyships to continue having the conversation around race, racism and raise awareness. This is a development and learning opportunity to support our staff […]

RECSAT co-chairs reveal their goals

The new co-chairs of the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team share their ambitions for the project to advance race equality at City City is applying for the Race Equality Charter (REC), which provides a framework through which the University can work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic […]