Date: 8th December 2022

Where: Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading

We are pleased to invite you to the first workshop in our “Accommodating Diversity in the Workplace” Series. We are a group of researchers based at the University of Reading working on a range of projects focusing on best ways to accommodate diversity in the workplace. We aim to understand issues relating to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and consider the implications for good workplace practice and policy.

Attendance is free and includes a networking lunch and refreshments.

About the workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to start a dialogue between academic researchers, employers and other stakeholders (e.g. employer organisations, unions and charities) to reach a shared understanding around issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace with a view to identifying best policies and practices. Attendees will also have the chance to learn about some of our current projects, how these may benefit them and ways they can be involved, either directly, or indirectly.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

HR professionals and others involved in designing and applying diversity policies in the workplace; Hiring and Line managers; Diversity & Inclusion representatives within the workplace; Employer organisations; Charities interested in diversity in the workplace.

How will the workshop benefit participants?

  • Help collectively reach a better understanding of how different groups understand what is and what is not diversity.
  • Share experiences of diversity issues and policies implemented in your organisation and learn from others’ experiences.
  • Network with other participants
  • Find out more about opportunities to be involved in our academic research

Proposed Schedule

9:30-10: Arrival and coffee
10-10:10: Welcome and introduction
10:10-12: Discussions
10:10-11: The meaning of diversity in the workplace
11-12: To what extent and how diversity enters hiring decisions
12-1: Networking Lunch
1-3: Our current projects
1-2: Women’s health
2-3: Pay gaps and career progression
3-4: Coffee and networking


If you would like to attend our first Accommodating Diversity in the Workplace Workshop on Thursday 8th December, please contact Sarah Jewell to register and for further details.