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Leeds Trinity University’s Vice-Chancellor will join senior leaders from Leeds to discuss findings from a project exploring racial diversity and the lived experiences of individuals working in tech and digital, as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021.

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Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, will be speaking alongside other Leeds City Region leaders at Racial Diversity in Leeds – Report Launch on Tuesday 28 September from 1.00 – 2.30pm.

Professor Egbu will be participating in a panel discussion chaired by Sarah Tulip, Head of Digital Transformation at BJSS and Co-Founder of Women in Leeds Digital (WILD), alongside other Leeds senior leaders including Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan.

The panel event, which is free to attend, will also feature senior representatives from Nexus, Skybetting & Gaming, Crisp, BJSS and TPP, and will explore plans and direction for the Leeds City Region and how individuals and organisations can effect change.

The panel event follows Leeds Trinity’s commitment to digital transformation with the launch of its new Strategic Plan, which sets out the University’s intentions and ambitions for the next five years.

Providing a framework for the institution’s growth plans, the strategy is built around four Strategic Pillars of ‘Education and Experience’, ‘People and Sustainability’, ‘Research, Impact and Innovation’, and ‘Careers and Enterprise’. This is supported by the two key themes of Digital Futures and the Leeds City Region.

Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I’m delighted to participate in the Leeds Digital Festival’s panel event and join colleagues from organisations across Leeds to discuss how we can all influence change and diversify the digital and tech sectors.

“This event coincides with the University’s new Strategic Plan for the next five years, which includes digital futures and our work with the Leeds City Region to drive change in graduate employment and make a positive contribution to the region.

“It’s an exciting time at Leeds Trinity, and I’m looking forward to joining the conversation to discuss the role we can play in supporting digital careers in Leeds.”

Stuart Clarke, Festival Director at Leeds Digital Festival, said: “We’re delighted that Leeds Digital Festival has received government recognition, which is testament to the strength and resilience not only of the event, but also of the city’s tech sector as a whole. With everyone from start-ups to tech unicorns to government departments taking part this year, the Festival provides a great opportunity to come together and discuss how we can create a more accessible and inclusive tech and digital space.”

Leeds Digital Festival 2021 takes place from Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October. Find out more on the Leeds Digital Festival website.

Categories: Employability, Leeds, Vice-Chancellor

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