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Equality standing committees

20 November 2007

Fighting for equality in education and beyond.

The five equality standing committees are elected during the relevant annual meetings. The committees can send motions to national annual congress and sector conferences.


Black members' standing committee 2022-2023

  • Benjamin Ajibade (Northumbria University)  
  • Cynthia Akwei (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Gargi Bhattacharyya (University of East London)
  • Kirsten Forkert (Birmingham City University)
  • Safiya Glasford, Halesowen College  
  • Kieran Hurrell (City College Plymouth)
  • Juliana Ojinnaka (Sheffield College) (Chair)
  • Nitin Rajyaguru - Cardiiff & Vale College
  • Naveed Sheikh, Keele University  
  • Victoria Showunmi (UCL - Institute of Education)
  • Dharminder Singh Chuhan (Sandwell College FHE)
  • Abdullah Yusuf (Dundee University)

Disabled members' standing committee 2022-2023

  • Emma Battell Lowman, University of Leicester
  • Cecily Blyther, Petroc
  • Kevin Daws, City of Bristol College
  • Jennifer Dods (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Ruth Fairclough (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Ellen Owens, University of Reading  
  • Marian Mayer (Bournemouth University) (Chair)
  • Themesa Neckles (University of Sheffield)
  • Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester) 
  • Pat Roche (Blackpool & Flyde College)
  • Andy Shaw (Warwickshire College)

LGBT+ members' standing committee 2022-2023

  • Jennie Appleyard (Leeds City College)
  • Gavin Brown (Sheffield Hallan University)
  • Martin Chivers (City, University of London)
  • Stephen Desmond (Solent University)
  • Anthony Drummond (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Peter Evans (New City College - Hackney)
  • Matilda Fitzmaurice (Durham University)
  • Kirsty Graham (University of St Andrews)
  • Bee Hughes (Liverpool John Moores University) (Chair)
  • Katie Nicoll Baines (University of Edinburgh)
  • Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)
  • Megan Povey (University of Leeds)

Migrant members' standing committee 2022-2023

  • Courtney Campbell (University of Birmingham)
  • Dima Chami (University of Bristol)
  • Maria Chondrogianni (University of Westminster / Cavendish)
  • Fasil Kildane Dejene (University of Loughborough)
  • Laura Teresa Loyola-Hernandez (University of Leeds)
  • Robyn Orfitelli (University of Sheffield) (Chair)
  • Saleem Rashid (Sheffield College)
  • Khizer Saeed (University of Brighton)
  • Salma Siddique (St Andrews University)
  • Eda Ulus (Northumbria University)

Women members' standing committee 2022-2023

  • Pura Ariza (Manchester Metropolitan University) (Chair)
  • Emma Battell Lowman (University of Leicester)
  • Carolyn Campbell (Trafford College)
  • Laura Chuhan Campbell (Durham University)
  • Maria Chondrogianni (University of Westminster)             
  • Joanna de Groot (York University)
  • Joanne Edge (University of Edinburgh)
  • Matilda Fitzmaurice (Durham University)     
  • Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds)
  • Gillian Jack (The Open University)
  • Juliana Ojinnaka (Sheffield College)
  • Christina Paine (London Metropolitan University)
  • Pat Roche (Blackpool & Flyde College)
  • Saira Weiner (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Stephanie Williams (Bath College)
Last updated: 9 March 2022