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									           Diversity in Action

                 Helen West
      Chair - Diversity Action Working Group
General Manager – Oxford Brookes Students’ Union

               Robyn Challis
          Senior Policy Officer - Disability
             Equality Challenge Unit
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                  Purpose of Session
Background

Terms of Reference of Diversity Action Group

Why Bother?

Achievements

Current and future projects

Inclusive Unions project
Where, Why, How did it
   begin?
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Terms of Reference of Diversity Action Group

To work with (national) partner organisations to:
     be a catalyst and facilitator of change
     support colleagues in creating supportive, safe and
      challenging environment
     collaborate and network
     learn and share best practice
     influence and deliver cultural change
      promote DAWG’s role and the information,
      resources and support offered
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  The Diversity Action Working Group
Helen West – Chair (Oxford Brookes)
Chrystal De’Gale (Brunel)
Lesley Edwards (Manchester Met)
Hazel Robinson (UCE, Birmingham)
Amy Bryant (Sussex)
David Peet (Warwick)
Sukhi Kainth (Derby)
Vic Langer (NUS)
Robyn Challis (ECU)
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                  Why Bother?

•Women and minority groups under-represented at
senior level

•SU workforce – white, aged under 40, able-bodied

•Men more likely to be Presidents, Managers and
younger
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         How do we compare on gender?

•Voluntary sector, 50% senior managers
•Students’ Unions, 30% senior managers
•Local Government, 9% Chief Executives
•Universities, 15% Vice Chancellors
•Trade Unions, 17% General Secretaries
•Students’ Unions, 50% officers
•Local Government, 30% Councillors
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Making the Case for Change

          Moral

          Legal

         Business
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                   Achievements

Joint NUS/AMSU/NUSSL seminar

Diversity Champions identified

Funding £10K

Second annual diversity monitoring results published

Inspiring Women’s day and developmental seminars
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             Current and future projects

•impact assessments
•guidance on good practice
•Diversity monitoring survey
•Diversity champions
•Best Practise in other organisations
•Inspiring Women’s Day 3
•Inclusive Unions project
   Diversity in Action
    Current and future projects


       Impact assessments

    Guidance on good practice

Best Practise in other organisations
   Diversity in Action
   Current and future projects



2006/7 Diversity monitoring survey
        What next for Diversity?

 Sexual Orientation
Gay Men 5.8%
Lesbians 2.5%
Bisexual 3.2%

Religion
No religion   37.4%
Christian     43.1%
Jewish        1.8%
Muslim        1.6%
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Encourage more diversity champions
What next for Diversity?


  What can you do?
The Future
   What next for Diversity?



AMSU-DIVERSITY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
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     Inclusive Unions project
         ECU/NUS/AMSU

          Interim results

Examples of Good and Bad Practice

   Key Themes and Questions

								
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