[Skip to content]
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Student Hub

Race Equality and Diversity Forum

Our University's Race Equality and Diversity Forum was created in 2010 with a remit to meet at least 4 times in the year to discuss, promote and air concerns students or staff may have affecting Race and Equality at the university.

Under the Equality Act 2010, ‘Race’ refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins. We aim to promote and raise awareness of issues affecting all staff and provide mechanisms and guidance for enhancing their contribution to Leeds Beckett. BME staff and students are under-represented in our University and a significant focus of the work of the Group.

How can I join?

To join the mailing list please contact the Race Equality and Diversity forum’s Chair, Professor Kevin Hylton or The Equality and Diversity Team.

Plus Icon 2016 Annual Race Lecture and Discussion



Annual Race Lecture 2016 part 1 of 2

Annual Race lecture 2016 part 2 of 2


Keynote slides – Professor David Gillborn, Annual Race Lecture, Leeds Beckett University 19/10/16

Plus Icon 2014 Biennial Race Lecture and Panel Discussion
Celebrating Race Equality & Diversity in Education 2014

Celebrating Race Equality & Diversity in Education 2014: Panel Discussion

Plus Icon What's coming up?

Up-coming events 

  • Race Equality & Diversity Group Forum - 12.30-14.00, Tuesday 19 January 2016, 122 Priestley, Headingley Campus
  • Race Equality & Diversity Group Forum - 12.30-14.00, Monday 16 May 2016, 522 Rose Bowl, City Campus
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival - 23-31 August 2016
Plus Icon Our successes
  • Race, Racism and Racialisation in HE and Beyond; the 1st Race Equality and Diversity Forum Biennial Lecture October 17th 2012 The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University.  The event was hailed as a resounding success by the over 70 delegates that booked and those who turned up on the evening. The feedback has been excellent and there is much anticipation for the 2nd Lecture in the series in 2014!  Keynote speakers were:  Joan Saddler (National Director for Patient and Public Affairs at the National Health), Piara Powar (Executive Director of the FARE Network Football against Racism in Europe) and Kadija George (Literary Activity, Editor and Publisher of Sable Lit Mag).
  • Celebrating Race Equality & Diversity in Education 2014  - The 2nd Race Equality and Diversity Forum Biennial Lecture was held on October 22nd 2014 at The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University. 
  • Work continues on our submission for the newly created Race Equality Charter Mark, a national initiative supported by the Equality Challenge Unit. Thank you to everyone who took part in our online survey last November as part of this. We subsequently held a number of focus groups with our staff and students from black and minority ethnic backgrounds supported by our Race Equality and Diversity Forum and the Student Union. The information from these, alongside a comprehensive range of ethnicity data, underpins the development of our institutional action plan which will shape our future race agenda and which is where the real journey begins.
Plus Icon Our purpose

The purpose of the Forum is:

  • To provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to discuss issues relating to Race and Ethnicity;
  • To provide support and networking and share best practice across all equality strands;
  • To assist in the monitoring and reporting on compliance with equality and diversity legislation and good practice; 
  • To contribute to the development of policies directly relating to equality and diversity, and those which indirectly affect equality and diversity issues through the equality impact assessment process.
Plus Icon Chair of the Forum

Chair – Professor Kevin Hylton

Kevin Hylton is Professor of Social Sciences in Sport, Leisure and Education, Leeds Beckett University. His early research focused on race equality in local government and has continued his work into developing critical race theory and examining racialised issues.

Kevin’s publications include Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogues on Critical Race Theory (CSAP/Higher Education Academy); Kevin also wrote ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory (Routledge, 2009).

Kevin is Chair of the Leeds Beckett Race Equality and Diversity Forum, a Board Member for Just West Yorkshire, Member of the Runnymede Trust Academic Forum, and Associate Board Member for the Sociology journal.

Browse A-Z

Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button