06jun3:00 pm4:00 pmQueer students: Inclusion in Higher Education
What is it like to study when you belong to a sexual or gender minority, and how do institutes of higher education work to meet the needs of
What is it like to study when you belong to a sexual or gender minority, and how do institutes of higher education work to meet the needs of students who don’t fit the norms of society?
What does inclusiveness mean? HVL published their first plan for inclusiveness and equality in 2021, but how concrete are these plans? UiB has had a plan that expired in 2020, how will they continue working on equality going forward?
Institutes for higher learning talk a lot about being open to everyone, but what does that mean? For some students it’s impossible to use the toilets where they study, and issues like the discussion around UiB renting Salem conference center show that we haven’t reached an inclusive study environment yet. At the same time, the way UiB handled the controversy shows that institutions can acknowledge problems and work towards becoming a better place for their students. How far have we come, and how much work is left before we reach our goal?
Attendants are: the principal of UiB, Margreth Hagen, the principal of HVL Gunnar Yttri, Erika Eidslott from the center of gender and women’s study, and a former student from UiB.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open for everyone.
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