Cfi Annual Conference:Diversity

Cfi Annual Conference: Diversity

19th May 2016, Hendon 10am-5pm

Keynote Speaker: Baroness Young of Hornsey

Call for Papers and Posters

The theme of the 2016 Cfi annual conference is Diversity. Middlesex University has one of the most diverse campuses in London with many staff and students representing different dynamics. Diversity at Middlesex is about treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation and religious beliefs while creating a positive, safe and nurturing environment for students and staff. More information about the conference can be found at

Colleagues are warmly invited to submit proposals for papers or posters by 12 February 2016. Proposals for presentations of group work and research being undertaken by doctoral students are welcome.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and should be sent to the Cfi Administrator Nicola Skinner

Attendance is open to all colleagues. You can register at -:

‘Higher education should embrace diversity and difference as sources of inspiration and learning, yet many universities recruit students from a narrow range of backgrounds and base their reputations on how selective they are. If universities are really to be engines of social mobility, we need to work with diversity as a resource in all that we do, and rise to the challenge that higher education is not just about smart thinking but different thinking.’

Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University