Diversity Matters Awareness Week (DMAW) and Diversity Matters Awareness Day (DMAD) are initiatives of Diversity Matters which consists of curated workshops, talks and creative projects specific to the hosting organisation to support in addressing race equality and inclusion targets.


DMAW18: A UK-wide campaign to get universities addressing race matters collectively

On average, 16 per cent more white undergraduate students achieve first or 2:1 degrees than their BME counterparts.” (HEFCE Equality and Diversity Statement and Objectives 16/17)

DMAW/DMAD was created to address and tackle issues of race matters in education where evidence of large disparities and inequalities remain. Our target for 2018 is to get every regional UK institution hosting a Diversity Matters Awareness Week or Day!

We’ve  been  recognised  by  HEFCE  (Higher Education  Funding Council for England) and ECU  (Equality Challenge Unit) for  innovations in  equality and diversity (HEFCE report April 2017).

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Join the campaign!

DMAW 2018 theme is “WHO REPRESENTS ME?!”

We welcome organisations who value diversity to join our campaign in addressing race equality in education, either as a host or an associate partner of DMAW18 which will run for 32 weeks across the UK from April – December 2018! We work collectively with experienced trainers and facilitators passionate about bringing change. Our workshops, talks, seminars and creative projects will be curated to tackle the hosting organisations requirements.

Our events will include these topics and more:

  • Unconscious bias
  • Representation and inclusion
  • Race Matters and intersecting forms of diversity; sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, disability
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Allyship
  • Safe Spaces for marginalised groups
  • Mental health and wellbeing

Our target audience include:

  • BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) students and staff
  • Non-BAME allies
  • Senior management representatives
  • International students
  • Student Union societies

DMAW16 at UAL (University of the Arts London)

Workshops, Talks and Creative projects:

Get your university involved as a host, or company as an associate! Speak to us about how we can help your organisation reach it’s D&I goals, or partner with us to support the innovative projects we offer! Email Kai today!

DMAW structure is adaptable to support any sector seeking innovative ways to reach their diversity and inclusion goals. Taking part in this campaign to host or support this initiative through partnership will include your organisation as a driving force towards culture change!

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