Doing Diversity and Evading Equality: The Case of Student Work Placements in the Creative Sector

Allen, Kimberly, Quinn, Jocey, Hollingworth, Sumi and Rose, Anthea (2012) Doing Diversity and Evading Equality: The Case of Student Work Placements in the Creative Sector. In: Educational Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 180-200. ISBN 978-1-349-33287-8

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Abstract

‘Diversity’ has become an all-pervasive concept within Higher Education (HE). This chapter explores how the generic concept of diversity gets ‘done’ (Ahmed, 2006) within the particular context of HE work placements in the creative industries. It draws upon a recent qualitative study (Allen et al., 2010a) commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the HE equality body in the UK. The study was designed to examine how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) support students from ‘equality groups’ (defined by the ECU as disabled students, Black and minority ethnic (BME) students and students seeking to enter a labour market sector where there are significant gender imbalances) into positive and inclusive work placement experiences that will enhance their future employment prospects.

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