Sphere Conference 2022
We are pleased to share details for this year’s Sphere Conference: EDI Change in Action, which will take place on Thursday 23 June 2022 from 9.30am - 12.30pm.
The university’s Sphere Programme was established in 2019 to connect and showcase EDI activity across the university, including an annual conference.
The conference aims to bring the university community together to share best practice and research in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
This year the event will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will also include an opportunity to join an in-person networking event afterwards, where a light buffet will be provided (booking required).
This online conference and networking event is open to all staff, students, and alumni and the conference will cover a broad range of EDI topics. Please see below for the outline programme.
Sphere Conference 2022 - EDI change in action
'learn, connect and be inspired'
|9.30am - 9.45am
Welcome, introduction and overview of the Sphere Programme from Professor Raheela Khan, Chair of the Sphere Programme.
A tribute to Dr Amal Treacher Kabesh.
|9.45am - 10.30am
Spotlight on Sphere funded projects:
- ‘Why work with us? Promotional material to support Registry and Academic Affairs recruitment initiatives by Mary Graham
- Sixty (more) symbols by Clare Burrage
- What does Neurodiversity look like in a person? By Dr Pat Brundell, Dr Armaghan Moemeni and Dr Jocelyn Spence.
|10.30am - 11am
Spotlight on Sphere Challenges:
- Decolonising the Curriculum in the Faculty of Social Sciences by Gemma Bancroft.
- Supporting women during Covid and its aftermath by Dr Isobel O’Neil.
|11am - 11.10am
|11.10am - 11.40am
||Diversity and Inclusion Research Hub: ‘STEMM Change: Addressing Exclusion, Bias and Discrimination in STEMM and Beyond’ by Prof Louise Mullany.
|11.40am - 12.25am
Keynote: ‘Make Change, Eat Cake’ - harassment, bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct in Academic by Dr Emma Chapman.
|12.25pm - 12.30pm
||Sphere Conference closure by Professor Raheela Khan.
| 1pm - 2pm
In person networking event on University Park - Booking essential. A light buffet will be provided.
Access the full conference programme to learn more about the talks and presenters.
Please register for the online conference using the button below:
Register for the conference
Register for the Networking Event
An in-person networking event will take place following the conference from 1.00pm - 2.00pm on University Park. A light buffet lunch will be provided. Please note that places are limited. Booking is essential via the button below.
Register for the In-Person Networking event
Further Information and questions
If you have any queries regarding the Sphere conference or your registration, please contact the EDI Coordinator team.