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University of Bradford professor shortlisted for national award

Published: Thu 24 Mar 2016
University of Bradford professor shortlisted for national award

University of Bradford Professor of Diversity Uduak Archibong MBE has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Professor Archibong is in line for a Lifetime Achiever Award at the Excellence in Diversity Awards. The award honours an individual who has devoted a major portion of their professional life to enhancing the practice of equality and diversity, making significant, innovative, and cumulatively outstanding contributions to the cause.

The ceremony, on May 12th at The Queens Hotel, Leeds, will recognise the contributions of those that have gone above and beyond their corporate social responsibility, tackling issues internally and externally to influence change in the field of equality and diversity.

Professor Archibong leads an international team of researchers on multiple large-scale research projects on representational diversity and inclusive workplaces. These projects include GENOVATE, a European Union funded 3.2 million Euro project which seeks to ensure equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-competent management in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies, with a particular focus on universities.

She was recognised in the New Year Honours list 2015 for her contributions to higher education and equality during her career, being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

She said: “I am thrilled to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award and to be recognised for my work. It is a privilege to work in an institution which is committed to promoting an inclusive workplace and study environment.”

Paul Sesay, founder and CEO of the Excellence in Diversity Awards, said "There is still so much to change and fight for, but the Excellence in Diversity Awards continue to be an exceptional way to celebrate the courageous actions of individuals, companies and organisations, who are already striving for inclusion. Let's celebrate the tremendous feats of our incredible shortlisted nominees. Congratulations to all."

ITV News presenter Charlene White will host the evening. She said: "It's an absolute pleasure to be presenting the Excellence in Diversity Awards this year. I've worked alongside many organisations over the years with the aim of improving the level of diverse faces and talent in our workplaces, so it’s great to be part of the awards."

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