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The sorry state of ‘equality’ in UK universities

The sorry state of ‘equality’ in UK universities

While the proportions of female, black and ethnic minority, and disabled academics has been rising steadily over the past decade, the numbers from these groups who are reaching senior manager or professorial levels remains stubbornly low. Nearly 70 per cent of professors are white men, while just under 22 per cent are white women. Some […] … learn more→

Females with degrees outnumber males…Good news?

Females with degrees outnumber males…Good news?

“Theese eeese pure eediocy!” –a German professor’s response at a faculty meeting regarding accreditation recommendations to put an outreach program to attract female STEM students inside of an outreach program to attract female STEM students. The previous sentence is typed as intended. It’s no secret that females are being courted aggressively in higher education, and […] … learn more→

Why equality of opportunity is neither possible nor desirable

The dominant Western idea of equality opposes caste systems but not hierarchy. As American political philosopher Richard Arneson says: When equality of opportunity prevails, the assignment of places in the hierarchy is determined by some form of competitive process, and all members of society are eligible to compete on equal terms. This idea is supported […] … learn more→

The end of male supremacy

Women are not equal to men; they are superior in many ways, and in most ways that will count in the future. It is not just a matter of culture or upbringing. It is a matter of chromosomes, genes, hormones, and nerve circuits. It is not mainly because of how experience shapes women, but because […] … learn more→

Interactive eLearning programme designed to promote equality in the University sector launched

A new interactive Equality and Diversity eLearning programme (LEAD) will allow staff in the university sector to consider their role in building an inclusive environment. The LEAD programme was launched by Minister Fergus O’Dowd (Wednesday March 21) at a joint Irish Universities Association (IUA) Equality Network and Equality Authority event supported by the Workplace Diversity […] … learn more→

“Disabled architects – Unlocking the potential for practice”

The architecture profession urgently needs to make significant changes to increase the diversity and equality of the profession and to enable equal opportunities for disabled people in the profession. This is the conclusion of a three year study at UWE Bristol entitled, \’Supporting diversity in the architectural profession; developing a climate of success for disabled […] … learn more→