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YUFE D&I Lecture Series

The YUFE D&I Lecture Series is a means of promoting and celebrating D&I education and engagement across the YUFE community. We aim to showcase D&I in practice through speakers who are experts in their fields.

YUFE D&I lectures currently take place online and are open to all, with the target audience for each lecture specified in the details given below. To register to attend a YUFE D&I Lecture, and to receive the meeting link, please use the links given below.

Minimum wages in Europe

18 May 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 CET

Speaker: Tim Butcher, Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary, UK Low Pay Commission

Abstract: Despite economic advances, inequality and low pay remain features of modern labour markets. The lowest paid across Europe tend to work in similar occupations and industries, such as cleaning, retail and hospitality. Low pay also tends to be concentrated among particular groups, such as women (especially those working part-time), the young, the old, those with disabilities, migrants and certain ethnic groups. One policy that aims to tackle low pay is a statutory minimum wage. This aims to prevent the worse exploitation by imposing a wage floor below which it is illegal for employers to pay. Not all countries in Europe have a statutory minimum wage. And not all have a national minimum wage. Some countries differentiate by age, geography, occupation and industry. For countries that have a minimum wage, there are many different ways that it is set – some are set by the Government while others use some form of social partnership. This presentation will look at the diversity of systems across the EU. It will also look at how it affects workers across Europe.

Target audience: Open to all

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Certification and accreditation schemes for Gender Equality in Higher Education: the CASPER Project

24 June 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 CET

Speaker: Kate Clayton-Hathway, Research Fellow in Gender Equality and Diversity, Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University Business School

Abstract: In the past two decades, many Certification and Award schemes (CAs) have emerged in the higher education, research and industry sectors. The growth of CAs reflects the shift of policies and efforts from ‘fixing individuals’ into ‘fixing the system’, highlighting that gender equality is a structural, systemic challenge. Studies focused on analysing and evaluating gender equality initiatives in higher education have been scarce, and often limited to specific schemes, drawing predominantly on Athena SWAN in the UK (Caffrey et al., 2016; Ovseiko et al., 2017; Tzanakou and Pearce, 2019). The CASPER (Certification-Award Systems to Promote gender Equality in Research) study, a Horizon 2020 project, aims to contribute towards filling this gap by providing a better understanding of the CAs landscape through comparing (gender) equality schemes that target research-performing organisations in different countries such as Athena SWAN (UK), Label Diversité (France), and Total E-quality Award (Germany).

Target audience: Staff at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and organisations that work with/support HEIs

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Students
Study across Europe at one of the first European Universities

Staff & Professionals
Participate in Europe-wide career opportunities tailored to your needs

Citizens & Cities
Experience Europe and co-create the future

Businesses
Access and train the European workforce

Government and Policy Makers
Strengthen communities and stimulate economic development