Jun 15 2020
Ep. 6 Equality, diversity, and inclusion with Erk Gunce
Rebecca and Robert would like to note that this episode was recorded before the killing of George Floyd in the United States, and the subsequent protests that have occurred across the world. The Black Lives Matter movement is of critical importance to the social fabric of the world, and we stand in solidarity against racism in all forms. We are discussing how best we, as two privileged white content creators, can best provide a platform for the voice of our black colleagues in Higher Education across the world.
On this episode of Free Food Free Drinks we speak to Erk Gunce (@erkgunce; pronouns: he/his/him) from King's College London. Erk is currently working at King's as a Diversity & Inclusion Project Intern and came onto the Free Food Free Drinks podcast to chat about everything equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). With professional experience from various universities, the NHS, the Office for Students, and the Mental Health Foundation, Erk had a lot to share on EDI in Higher Education. We discussed language and its importance in EDI, the Equality Act, pedagogy, and much more. We hope you enjoy this episode!
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Robert Young has been working in Student Services for 10 years, is an International Student Adviser at Royal Holloway University and an Executive Committee member of the Association for International Student Advisers (Twitter: @RobertYoungHE)
Rebecca O'Hare has been working in the student accommodation sector for 11 years, is the Head of Partnerships and Resident Experience at Student First Group and the Chair-Elect for the ACUHO-I Global Initiatives Network (Twitter: @Rebecca_ResLife)