- Date: Thursday 13 April 2017
- Time: 14:00 – 17:00
- Location: Naseby 17
- Cost: Free
Understanding and Using Positive Action
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chantel Davies – Visiting Professor in Law
This lecture will explore what positive action means in the UK and the legal limits to how it can be used by organisations to widen access to under-represented groups with protected characteristics. It will present on European and UK law highlighting the importance of the need for a proportionate approach to using positive action.
The lecture will also look into the evidence required to put positive action initiatives in place. Through facilitated discussion, it aims to give attendees the confidence to implement positive action in their organisations.
The event is free, but please register here
The event will be followed by refreshments.
Professor Davies is a professor of Law, Equality and Diversity in the School of Law at the University of Chester. She is also a member of the University of Chester Diversity and Equality Committee, a Diversity Advocate and Disability Link Tutor demonstrating her continuing commitment and experience of equality issues in the HE context. She has also recently developed and is Director of the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity. Her recent research focuses on the experiences of BME students within HE and the use of positive action by organisations in the UK. Professor Davies has also recently completed a funded project looking at the gendered obstacles to research activity faced by academics in the UK. She sits on the board of the Equality Challenge Unit and in this role has been working with the ECU to develop institutional confidence in developing positive action initiatives within Higher Education.