Lived Experience in Academia

Join us on 21st July 2022, for a reflective exploration of racism and discrimination in higher education from the perspectives of students. 

Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Location: Zoom

What You Can Expect at the Lived Experience Study Day:

A day to focus on the lived experience of post-graduate students in Academia. A total of 6 talks, each 45min long by students either on their personal experience and journey or their research focused on inequalities in higher education. Some of the topics we will be exploring are microaggressions, intersections of anti-blackness and ableism, representation and its limitations, identity and online teaching, and embedding anti-racism in the curriculum.

We will include some time for questions at the end of each talk. We will also include a couple of breaks. As this event lasts the whole day, people with a ticket can join and leave at any point. Recordings of each talk will be made available for ticket holders after the day so they can catch up.

We aim to make this a day that can help academic staff, lecturers and students to inspire initiatives within institutions by exploring what is needed, what works and what doesn’t work from the perspective of post-grad students.


What people said about the last event:

“The speakers were fantastic and the conversations after the presentation were also nuanced, critical and relevant to changing HEI. I think I learned something in each session, but the sessions on neurodiversity and the information/library studies were particularly useful because I am unfamiliar with these fields. The whole day gave me a lot to think about.”

“The presentations were excellent, insightful, experience near and thought-provoking. I also enjoyed the discussions evoked following the presentations. This was amazing and would love to attend more of these events with Race Reflections. I always get so much out of them. thank you!”

“This was the best event I’ve attended in the year of Race Reflections training. While not wanting to diminish the challenges, obstacles and traumatic experiences that the speakers so eloquently spoke about, I left the event feeling hopeful about academia. Most days I wish I’d never come into academia when I think about the inequality, and the direction HEIs are going in, but the conference was inspiring and hopeful. It has given me the impetus to hold a workshop with my colleague (who also attended this event and the Race Reflections training) for our Institute where we can raise the ideas, concepts and learnings we have encountered through the Race Reflections training and the conference and start to try to make changes locally and foster allyship.”

To find out more about the range of speakers on the day download the full conference schedule here: RaceReflections-LivedExperience

To book your ticket and save your seat:


Race Reflections members can attend this event for free!

Just register interest here:

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Jul 21 2022


10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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