Update on EDI@UTSG Workshop

Dear Colleagues,

Given the rail strike planned to start on the 29th of January for 6-7 days, it is with reluctance we have made the decision to conduct the EDI@UTSG event scheduled on the 1st of February remotely instead of present in person.

Date:   1st February 2024, 13.45h to 17.00h

The link to the event will be sent to those who have already registered and any new registrations in dues course.

If interested in attending our virtual event, please register using the link HERE.


Following on from the November EDI@UTSG webinar this virtual event will provide an opportunity to start putting EDI into practice and acting not just talking. The UTSG Transport Community will learn from those who have experience with EDI issues and the challenges faced in the workplace. Professor Glenn Lyons of the University of West of England will give an opening address followed by Jennie Martin MBE who will share her experience working in the transport technology environment. Dr Vi Parker will deliver an interactive session explaining the use of the EDI Toolkit recently launched at Newcastle University. This will provide delegates an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to put EDI into practice through discussion and engagement.

This workshop will be of interest to the UTSG research community at ALL stages of their career, from PhD students through to Professors. Also, the workshop may be of interest to those who offer advice to research staff within your university so please pass on this invitation to your colleagues.

By attending the workshop delegates will have a richer understanding of EDI issues that have been faced by others and how they were resolved. Thus, through this raised awareness of experiences that those with specific characteristics can face in academia and research they will be better able to step into the shoes of people who are different. Delegates will learn how to better manage and embed EDI in their lives and equipped with the understanding of the EDI Toolkit will help the UTSG community to work as a team to cultivate a more inclusive environment. In this way we will learn why EDI is important in the UTSG community and how to make EDI our business.


13.45    Welcome

“Setting the Scene”

Margaret Bell CBE, Science City Professor of Transport and Environment, Newcastle University

14:00-15.15      Session 1: EDI is our Business.

“Seeing beyond white male privilege in the transport sector,”

Glenn Lyons:  Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, University of West of England

“Women in transport technology:  a retrospective and some recommendations”

Jennie Martin MBE: Chair Bus Users UK, Parliamentary   Advisory Council for Transport Safety

15.15-15.45 Networking Break

15:45 – 17:00 Session 2: EDI in Action

“EDI Toolkit”                        Dr Vi Parker: EDI Training Lead, Newcastle University

“Putting EDI into Action”     Facilitated discussion and opportunity to ask questions.

“Way Forward”                      All

Looking forward to seeing you on the 1st of February.

On behalf of EDI Committee,

Dr Elena Alyavina

Lecturer in Sustainable Transport and Supply Chain Management

Huddersfield Business School

University of Huddersfield | Queensgate | Huddersfield | HD1 3DH