Diversity Matters Awareness Week

Diversity Matters Awareness Week (DMAW) launch took place on the the 18th – 22nd April 2016 with events themed around race matters in the learning environment. This event allowed for discussion on the low percentage of BAME staff in academic positions and senior management which is having a direct impact on the attainment and retainment of BAME (Black and Ethnic Minority) and International Students (see UAL’s and Diversity Report 2015). 

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Feedback responses for #DMAW16 from UAL student’s and staff

“It provides a space for staff and students to discuss important matters and needs to be much more than a one off”

“Enabled conversations which do not usually take place.”

“Yes, it should be a regular event every year.”

“The night was pronounced and very moving. To see staff students and Senior Management in one safe space was one of a kind. We want more of this. Open debate. Real life voices. Feelings shared. A space for the universities bodies to express their actions and hopes to improving important matters.”

“I enjoyed being on the panel last year and agree that the topic needs discussions and actions, making staff (at all levels) and students more aware of the various layers of diversity and how it could be implemented from the perspective of students and staff at HE institutions.”

*Written online feedback from attendees to “Why Does Race Matter In My Learning Environment?” DMAW16

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We’re putting together Diversity Matters Awareness Week 2018! Hold tight for more info after the festive season…

Higher Education Institutions across the UK are welcome to participate in Diversity Matters Week 2018 or Diversity Matters Awareness Day. Please email Kai for enquiries kai@diversity-matters.org.uk

#DMAW16 – Diversity Matters Awareness Week 2016



To request a Diversity Matters and Shades of Noir DMAW16 event info PDF booklet please email Kai kai@diversity-matters.org.uk

To watch “Diversity Matters: Let’s Talk About Race” pt1 video CLICK HERE and SUBSCRIBE for pt2!


“I’ve worked in places like Ghana, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Mali, and what I try to do is bring in the information that I’ve learnt out there, within my class room…” Jennifer Williams-Baffoe

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