Strategies for addressing ethnicity, gender and intersectionality pay gaps in your HEI

Strategies for addressing ethnicity, gender and intersectionality pay gaps in your HEI will take place as an in-person event in central London on Monday 20 March (rescheduled from Wednesday 1 February 2023).

Workshop leader:

Duncan Brown, Independent rewards research and advice, Visiting Professor, University of Greenwich and Principal Associate, IES with input from Becky Gregg, Research Analyst, UCEA

Target audience: 

HR directors, Heads of diversity/equality/inclusion, Heads of reward; and other senior level experienced specialists in these areas

Aims and objectives of this workshop: 

  • To equip participants with the knowledge to close unjustified and undesirable pay gaps in their institutions, thereby contributing to reductions in these pay gaps in the sector as a whole and the wider UK economy.
  • To develop a stronger understanding of how a strategic approach to closing pay gaps fits into institutions’ wider people, reward and EDI strategies
  • Particularly focus on the reporting of and how to address ethnicity pay gaps, where less progress is evident in the sector
  • Provide a strategic and policy level focus, with a focus on the practical impact in closing pay gaps, beyond just policy and legal compliance
  • To be participative and interactive
  • The level and amount of workshop content is designed to challenge thinking
  • The workshop will not address details of legal compliance and equal pay 
  • The workshop will not consider the detailed data and analytical requirements (covered in workshop 1).  

We are hosting a linked workshop on Thursday 16 March 2023 - Data crunch: Calculating, understanding and evaluating gender, ethnicity and intersectional pay gaps in your HEI

Date and programme

The workshop will take place at a central London venue on Monday 20 March and will run between - 9.30 am - 4.00 pm (registration from 9 am)

The timed programme will follow:

Attendance fee and how to book

Until 12 noon on Friday 9 December we are offering a special attendance fee of £399 per place for the workshop. 
Places booked from Saturday 10 December will be available at the cost of £425 per place.

This workshop is now fully booked - if you would like to join the waiting list or register your interest in future dates please email

Due to industrial action by train drivers on 1 February this workshop was postponed

When booking a place, you have the option of paying online by credit card (note our online booking system indicates the ticket as £399/425). You can of course be invoiced for the £399/425 attendance fee (note our online booking system indicates the invoice ticket as £0, you will be invoiced for £399/425).
For the benefit of attendees, we are limiting attendance to a maximum of 20 attendees.

If you have any queries regarding your interest in attending, please contact