Addressing gender, ethnicity and intersectionality pay gaps in your HEI

This event is now fully booked.
With gender pay gap reporting now firmly established and with expectations that employers address ethnicity and disability pay gaps, UCEA is pleased to announce this new workshop. Addressing gender, ethnicity and intersectionality pay gaps in your HEI: Useful data and resources, example approaches and action planning will explore the ‘next steps’ in the journey for HEIs.
Intersectionality is the understanding that group identities such as race, gender and disability cannot be understood separately. In October 2021, UCEA published a report for members, Intersectional Pay Gaps in Higher Education 2019-20, based on survey data from HEIs which captured pay gap information on gender and ethnicity. This built on a previous UCEA report, Caught at the Crossroads, published in November 2018, which used HESA data to understand intersectional pay gaps and distributions between HE staff in similar roles with different genders and ethnicities. 
This workshop on the afternoon of Thursday 31 March is one of a series of events for HEIs to discuss HE intersectional pay gap issues and data in more depth and to share promising practice and approaches to closing the pay gaps both from within and outside the sector and also to enable participants to consider what they can do to implement change at their HEI.

Who should attend

The workshop is open to employer representatives who are supporting their institution’s measures to reduce pay gaps. In addition to HR specialists, the workshop may be of interest to reward specialists, equality and diversity specialists, and management information teams. Attendance will be limited to 30 attendees. Additional dates will be organised based on demand and speaker availability. 

The programme

We are pleased to welcome important contributions from:
  • Roshan Israni, UCEA’s Deputy Chief Executive will chair the session.
  • Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, who will share his University’s approach to closing the gender pay gap.
  • Dr Duncan Brown, Independent rewards research and advice, Visiting Professor, University of Greenwich and Principal Associate, IES who will present learning from employers’ approaches outside the HE sector.
  • Alison McGrand, Senior Employment Policy Adviser at UCEA will present contextual issues and available resources.
  • Muriel Bankhead, UCEA’s Head of Research will share current HE sector pay gap data, key issues and sector trends from UCEA’s Intersectional Pay Gaps in Higher Education report. 
  • Becky Gregg, Research Analyst at UCEA will demonstrate UCEA’s interactive dashboard which is a tool for HEIs to benchmark their pay gaps and understand potential areas for improvement. 
The programme includes opportunities for participants to discuss challenges, solutions and potential next steps with colleagues who are addressing similar issues.

Event platform and timings

This online conference will be hosted on Teams and will run between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. The timed programme can be found below:
 Addressing gender, ethnicity and intersectionality pay gaps in your HEI - programme

Attendance fee and how to book

This event is now fully booked.
The special UCEA member price for this conference is £225 per place (VAT free)
When you book you have the option of paying for a place by credit/debit card or to be invoiced.

If you have any queries regarding your interest in joining the waiting list or attending future runs of this event, please contact