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EDI representation

EDI representation

October 2019

  • Equality panellists have been recruited. 22 of them signed up to be involved in academic representation and have been put in touch with their subject chair.

  • I have had conversations with student reps and academics about representation / make-up of subject councils. Lack of representation and engagement from women in STEM subjects is an emerging themes from these conversations and I will address this in the next Management of Academic Representation Group (MARG) meeting.

December 2019

  • I invited a member of Disability Equality Panel to Academic Executive (Ac Exec) to build a case of making EDI representation a more integral part of academic representation.
  • EDI representation was discussed in MARG meeting.

February 2020

  • Piggy-backing on my report on the experience of marginalised students at Exeter for Education Executive and Faculty of Taught Programmes Board, I built a case for EDI representation as a way of making issues faced by marginalised students more visible to the university and in cocreating solutions for these issues.
  • Following demands from subject chairs for various courses, I decided to create separate positions to represent marginalised students for each subject council (whose members attend Student-Staff Liaison Committee). Those are: 
    • BAME Academic Experience Rep
    • International Students Academic Experience Rep
    • Accessibility in Education Rep
  • Students can indicate which role they'd like to go for in the application form for subject rep position: https://www.exeterguild.org/voice/recruitment/next/apply/subjectrep/

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