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.


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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