Race Equity Month

We are pleased to announce the Council’s first Race Equity Month – a month dedicated to exploring issues around racism. Throughout November 2021, we will be working with members and beyond to share a dedicated series of events, CoDHcasts, videos and blogs. You can also get involved on social media using the hashtag #RaceEquityMonth.

As a sector, we still have a long way to go to ensure that both our academic leaders, and students we recruit to programmes, reflect the breadth of our society. We hope that Race Equity Month will be just one way that will help colleagues recognise the problems that persist for those who experience racism and help to consider solutions and best practice strategies.

Webinar Series

Building a culturally competent curriculum | 4 Nov | 14.00 | Register
How can we make healthcare programmes more inclusive? What are the key considerations that need to be made? We will be considering these questions with Kamini Gadhok MBE, CEO of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Dr Kee Hean Lim,  Council Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Lecturer at Brunel University, and Alicia Burnett, a newly-qualified midwife and a #150Leaders alumna. 

White Allyship | 12 Nov | 11.00 | Register
Council of Deans of Health’s Chair Professor Brian Webster-Henderson will be in conversation with Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor at the University of East Anglia. As senior leaders in higher education, they will be exploring practical strategies in which all leaders can be more inclusive and better allies.

The racial diversity of the academic workforce | 23 Nov | 15.00 | Register
Following the publication of the Council’s Academic Staffing Census, it became clear that there is a lack of racial diversity in the academic workforce. This webinar analyses solutions to how the sector can actively improve the diversity of the workforce.

CoDHcasts and Blogs

Alongside the webinar series, we will be publishing a number of CoDHcasts and blogs, most of which will be sharing examples of best practice. Themes include the Race Equality Charter, developing an anti-racism mission statement, and inclusive research strategies. All CoDHcasts will remain available on the website so you will be able to listen at a time that suits.