By the SPHEIR team

03 June 2020 - 16:17

Two women sharing ideas at the Going Global conference
Professionals sharing ideas at conference

We are pleased to let you know about a live event taking place on Friday 26 June from 14:00 to 15:00 (UK time):

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education - #AllMeansAll

Making higher education systems truly inclusive means helping students of different backgrounds to succeed. This goes beyond offering financial support to disadvantaged groups, to encompass holistic approaches to admissions, teaching and assessment and the provision of both academic and non-academic support. Anchored by the findings from the newly released 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report from UNESCO on inclusion and education, this interactive panel discussion will examine evidence-based policies to enhance diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Two of the three panellists for the session are from SPHEIR projects:

  • Liesbet Peeters, Founder and managing partner of Volta Capital - LEAP project
    LEAP is a non-profit social lending fund that provides student financing to otherwise un(der)funded talented youth across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Dr Tania Lima, Director of Global Engagement at King's College, London - PADILEIA project
    PADILEIA is increasing access to higher education for refugee and disadvantaged host communities in Jordan and Lebanon through new online and blended learning programmes.

You can find out more, and access the link for the session here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education - #AllMeansAll.

The event is free-of-charge to attend and is part of the British Council’s Going Global conference, which is online this June 2020. The conference is for leaders of international education. There are lots of other sessions taking place too if you are interested, on topics such as the role of tertiary education in development, supporting the SDGs and more.