The Race Reflections team is preparing a half-day conference for a client, on the topic of Lived Experience of Navigating Academia as a student of colour.

The conference is set to take place on Tuesday, 5th April 2022.

The audience will be comprised of senior academics and university staff wanting to learn about inequality and oppression in academia and to reflect on how to address this issue. The purpose of the event is to bridge the experiential gap between students, lecturers and professors.

The focus will be on race and racism but other axes of oppression can also be explored and an intersectional perspective is preferred. The themes we would like this event to cover are:

*Student needs

*The intersections of race with gender, disability or immigration status

*Impact on mental health

*The curriculum: material and pedagogy

*Decolonial and anti-racism work

*Experience of initiatives to address inequality: What worked? What hasn’t worked?

We are looking for 5-7 speakers, ideally, students navigating academia in the U.K, willing to share their experience and their reflections on these topics.

We will compensate speakers for their time and remunerate per contribution of up to 45 minutes at the rate of £100 OR provide a learner membership at Race Reflections for one year.

If you think this could be you, please send a short text (500 words maximum) explaining your experience and idea for presenting to lucia@racereflections.co.uk, ‘Conference Day Applicant’

Closing date:

We will consider applications until the end of February 2022 although we may close the call should we receive a sufficient amount of interest.

We will prioritise candidates based on our themes. You are of course welcome to propose your own theme. We look forward to hearing from you!

The closing date for applications is Monday, 14th February 2022 at 23.59 pm (GMT)