CASE Europe Multi-Cultural Network
The CASE Europe Multi-Cultural Network challenges the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion issues in the Education Advancement sector with the aim to help diversify the sector, ensuring that talented individuals from all backgrounds are attracted and retained.
The CASE Europe Multi-Cultural Network was created in July 2019. The chairs of the network are Jessica Cooper, Alumni Relations Manager, College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, and Kenon Man, Head of Digital, University of Swansea, both confirmed in September 2019.
Jessica is an experienced Relationship Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. In her current role, she works closely with graduates from the Schools of Social Policy and Government to enhance students employability and developing engagement opportunities that keep alumni in touch with the University. Jessica’s background is in Student Recruitment and engagement, Widening Participation and Outreach, and led the coordination of the award-winning Lloyds Scholars programme at the University for a number of years before moving into her current role. Jessica is passionate about supporting Social Mobility and increasing access to and participation in Higher Education for students from underrepresented groups. Jess is extremely proud to be co-chair of the CASE multi-cultural network, a University of Birmingham BAME staff network member, and a supporter of the Independent panel members group at the University, ensuring diversity and representation on recruitment panels.
Kenon is Head of Digital Marketing at Swansea University. He has held digital and recruitment roles in the International Development Office and has a keen interest in all things digital and content marketing, and how digital tools impacts on organisational culture and behaviour.
As a music graduate, Kenon has previously worked in the Arts sector and was involved in a number of widening participation arts projects and outreach work to help diversify participation in the arts.
Born and raised in the Welsh Valleys, he is 1st generation Chinese and was involved in the Race Equality Charter assessment team at Swansea. Kenon was also the inaugural recipient of the CASE Europe Emerging Marketing and Communication Professional Award.
Aims and objectives:
- The CASE Europe Multi-Cultural Network challenges the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion issues in the Education Advancement sector (within the student body, staffing and governance) – speaking openly and clearly about them.
- This network aims to help diversify the sector, ensuring that talented individuals from all backgrounds are attracted and retained.
- This is an inclusive network that supports individuals from multi-cultural backgrounds to progress into leadership positions. The network will showcase and celebrate the success of individuals to inspire and engage members and beyond, ensuring we promote positivity and achievable success.
- The networks aim is to become a key influencer in shaping the conference and events agenda ensuring inclusivity and diversity is paramount.
- Membership of the Multi-Cultural Network is open to all CASE Europe members
- Titles and range of duties will vary, but the members should be active in championing DEI within their organisation or involved in promoting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at any level.
Terms of Reference:
Please refer to the CASE Europe Multi-Cultural Network terms of reference.