Equity Evening Speaker: Wendy Irwin

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:30
UWE Bristol Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol
Organised/hosted by: 
UWE Bristol Equity

Wendy will share her journey and experience as Head of Equality and Diversity at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), with discussions around navigating the space between education, training and work and the need to build both competence and confidence in this space. Focusing on issues of inclusion and race/racism within healthcare.


Wendy Irwin is the Head of Equality and Diversity at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Wendy is the strategic and operational lead on equality and human rights for RCN in the UK.

She has been instrumental in highlighting the workplace challenges faced by nurses and healthcare support workers working across a wide-range of care settings. Her role focuses on improving the experience and outcomes for the diversity of the nursing workforce across the UK. Wendy is widely recognised as an equalities pioneer and contributed to both research and writing about equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to hear an engaging and empowering talk on equality and diversity in the nursing profession. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Q & A section at the end of the talk.

16:00 - 17:00 Registration, Refreshments & Networking (The Hub at Glenside, H Block)

17:00 - 18:30 Equity Presents: Wendy Irwin (1H16 Lecture Theatre)

Open to all including UWE's students, staff and the wider professional community

Contact name: 
Equity Team