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Universities and improving employment outcomes for Muslims

29 April 2016

The Women and Equalities Committee hears from two panels of witnesses, focusing on Muslim students and improving employment support.

Witnesses

Tuesday 3 May 2016, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am

  • Laura Morley, IntoUniversity
  • Aman Ali, Federation of Student Islamic Societies
  • Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Institute of Education

At 11.30am

  • Helen Barnard, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Kirsty McHugh, Employment Related Services Association
  • Karen Galey, Camden Council
  • Sarah Elie, Somers Town Community Association

Purpose of the session

  • Are Muslim students less likely to apply to top universities, and if so, why?
  • Are universities and Government doing enough to widen access to university?
  • Could better career support be provided?
  • How could employment support services better engage with ethnic minority communities?
  • What could employers do to provide more effective in-work support for Muslim and ethnic minority employees?
  • How can the Government promote access to childcare provision for ethnic minority women?

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