Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner
0161 306 5879 (internal: 65879)
Tahira joined the EDI Directorate in October 2021 and will support the ongoing implementation of the University EDI strategy within FBMH, the Race Equality Charter and to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network. Tahira also partners with Jayne Kavanagh and Samantha Hollowood.
Previously Tahira worked within the Careers Service as a Careers Consultant, responsible for creating a careers action plan to provide inclusive support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and graduates. As part of her work Tahira supported students applying for the Stephen Lawrence Freshfields Scholarship, provided guidance on making internships more inclusive and has worked closely with Widening Participation colleagues and Student Partner Interns to cross promote opportunities and review careers provision. Tahira was also a member of the EDI Group for the Directorate for the Student Experience.
At the University of Salford, Tahira helped establish and was the Vice-Chair of the Women’s Voice Staff Network and helped establish the Women’s Voice awards. Tahira created an inclusivity plan to better support disabled students accessing the Careers Service and helped the Careers Service receive the Campus Champion of the Year award from Parliamentors, the UN-award winning leadership programme, bringing together university students of all faiths and none to work together on social change projects.
Whilst at the University of Salford, Tahira was also part of the Outstanding Team of the Year, in the Professional Services Recognition Awards of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards, for her collaboration with EDI colleagues in HR and student services to support staff and students. As well as a Careers Service recognition award for co-creational excellence, working with academics, employability and enterprise colleagues to make careers events inclusive and representative for students of all backgrounds.