Friday, 17 June 2011

Salford and Liverpool John Moores University to co-host LGBT event (1/July)


The University of Salford and Liverpool John Moores University will jointly host Let’s Get Better Together on Friday 1 July - an event focused on creating positive dialogue between senior management and staff networks in both Higher and Further Education.

Professor Michael Brown, Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, and Salford VC Martin Hall will host a panel discussion at the event which takes place in the Clifford Whitworth Conference Suite from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The panel will include staff network members from both institutions, Paul Martin - Chief Executive of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s recent Birthday Honours List - and Nichola Wood from the University of Leeds. Nichola is co-author of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) report, Experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education: research report 2009.

After the morning’s panel session, the afternoon will consist of workshop sessions covering:
• LGBT Career Development Mentoring Schemes/ LGBT Mentoring
• The Internationalisation Agenda in H.E & F.E. How does it affect staff and students?
• The LGBT Student Experience. How do we ensure that out LGBT students learn in a positive, healthy environment?

Salford University and Liverpool John Moores University are sector leaders in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 Employers and Pink Paper Winners of best Universities for LGBT students.

If you wish to attend, please email Rachel Bullock in the Events Office on Refreshments will be provided.

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