We are delighted to announce the launch of our research report, Slow Train Coming? Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in UK Music Higher Education.
We are also holding an upcoming study day, Slow Train Coming: One Year On, on 24th November 2023 at the University of Southampton and online.
We maintain a list of resources to support good EDI practice: links to useful websites, reports, teaching resources, scholarly literature, media articles, and more.
We run Open Forum events intended primarily for staff and students in the Music HE sector, as a space for discussion, exchange of ideas, and reflection on current practice.
We have a number of working groups, each with a specific remit and aligned with the network’s main activities. If you’d like to get involved or have an idea for an additional group, please get in touch!
The Network is affiliated to a number of music organisations and supports and promotes work seeking to redress historical exclusion and under-representation in relation to a range of areas in Music HE, including but not limited to class, disability, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity and sexuality.
We hope that raising awareness and facilitating change will lead to a re-envisioning and fostering of educational and research environments that are welcoming to all and in which everyone feels enfranchised. This includes listening to voices that have been historically excluded as a result of structural inequalities.
We believe that music should be a means of celebrating human diversity, and understanding ourselves from multiple perspectives in ways that are fundamentally enriching.
We welcome anyone who would like to be involved in and contribute to the Network. You can also receive updates about our activities by email.