Equality week 2019

Equality Week

Monday 7 October, 2019 – Friday 11 October, 2019
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Newton Park campus, Bath Spa University

Join us for another week of free talks and activities that challenge discrimination and promote understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion at Bath Spa University and beyond.

Power and Privilege: A Force For Good?

Have you ever thought about how your identity contributes to your success? This session, led by human rights activist Louise Goux-Wirth, will enable us to think critically about the power in our identities. Come share your experiences around how different elements of our identities shape our choices and life outcomes.

Date: Monday 7 October –12:00pm-1:00pm
Commons 132, Bath Spa University

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Young Women, Politics and Social Media

This talk, led by founder of the Women's March London Aisha Ali-Khan, will look at how social media has helped young women to become more aware of what's happening around the world and to become more involved in politics as a way of finding their voices and furthering their causes.

Date: Tuesday 8 October – 11:00am-12:30pm
Commons 105, Bath Spa University

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Keynote: Decolonising The Curriculum

Dr Meera Sabratnam, Chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group, and SOAS alum Kaleke Kolawole will bring us on a journey through the history of the decolonise movement, unpacking its roots and illuminating how it is manifested and what can be done here at Bath Spa University.

Date: Wednesday 9 October – 12:30pm-1:30pm
Newton 101, Newton Park, Bath Spa University

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Workshop: Decolonising the Curriculum

Led by Dr Meera Sabratnam, Chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group, and SOAS alum Kaleke Kolawole, we'll look at ways to apply the history and theory covered in the earlier Keynote to our community at Bath Spa, and have open discussions about how we can assist in moving this issue forward.

Date: Wednesday 9 October – 1:30pm-4:00pm
Newton G13, Newton Park, Bath Spa University

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To Disclose Or Not? Mental Health At Work

Is it a good idea to disclose mental health issues or disabilities to an employer? This workshop will seek to build confidence in how and why to disclose, how to talk to colleagues, issues of confidentiality at work, and what to do if something goes wrong. 

Date: Thursday 10 October – 11:00am-12:00pm
Commons 122, Newton Park, Bath Spa University

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Access Able and Bath Spa University Disability Panel

Is UK Higher Education becoming more accessible to students and staff with disabilities? This event will begin with a talk from Access Able, a UK accessibility guide organisation, and will be followed by a panel of some of our very own Bath Spa Disability Advisory Group members talking about their experiences. 

Date: Thursday 10 October – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Commons 108, Newton Park, Bath Spa University

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