Time to get serious: how can we solve higher education’s diversity problems?


Panel discussion Beaumont - level 1 'T'

Few in higher education would claim that enough progress has been made in ensuring that universities reflect the full diversity of our society. Fewer still would argue that achieving such diversity, among students and staff, would be anything other than a huge boost to universities, to teaching, to research and to society. So why is it proving so hard? And what can we do to speed up progress? These questions must be faced if universities are to reclaim the trust, respect and legitimacy they need, and this panel will discuss how good intentions can translate into transformational change.

Director of knowledge, innovation and delivery
Advance HE
Assistant professor in sociology
Durham University
Research associate
Imperial College London
Reader in equity and education
Goldsmiths, University of London