Striving for Race Equality in UK Higher Education

In this podcast we chat with Karishma about her role as Race Equality Officer at the University of Liverpool and we hear about some of her recent work to coordinate the University’s Race Equality Charter application.


Karishma Asher

As Race Equality Officer, Karishma works to embed race equality in the University’s policies, practices and communications; building a community in which all staff and students feel able to contribute and develop their knowledge and skills to the full. Her primary focuses include coordinating the development of the University’s Race Equality Charter (REC) application and Action Plan, and supporting its implementation at an institutional and local level.  In addition, she identifies and promotes best practice in race equality through knowledge sharing, developing and delivering training and online resources, and supporting staff development activity.

Prior to joining the University, Karishma’s professional background is rooted in the student movement; covering student democracy and campaigning, training and development, and liberation. She is a member of the Diversity Drivers at the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT), and External Trustee at the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU).

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