Dr. Iwi Ugiagbe Green: Iwi is a strong advocate of research informed teaching and holds a PhD in Accounting Education from University of Leeds. In particular, she has undertaken research on ‘working to get students ready for work’, ‘professional identity’ and has published articles on the topic of unconscious bias in recruitment. Hear more about the importance of her research in this session.
LUU Exec: Find out more about LUUs manifestos for this year and what they are doing to provide support for ethnic minority students.
Alison Lowe: For 29 years Alison supported local government as a councillor, becoming the first black woman to sit on Leeds City Council. Alison has been the Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, and sits on Safer Leeds, the Community Safety Partnership for the city. As a result of her public advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, Alison was named Senior Champion of the Year by a UK LGBTQ+ rights charity. Alison now works as the Chief Executive of a mental health charity based in Leeds and West Yorkshire. Hear more about Alison’s journey and things she would’ve benefited from knowing as a student.