School of Health in Social Science


ConveRACEions is a project set up by PhD students in the School, in collaboration with Dr Rosie Stenhouse and supported by the School of Health in Social Science Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This initiative aims to discuss and dismantle barriers to racial equality, as well as ways of moving forward.

ConveRACEions involves a series of monthly talks, where guest speakers are invited to give one-hour-long talks on their research and/or experiences with racial and equality issues within (and outside) academia. In 2021, this project was supported by the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Student Project Grant. In 2022, this project was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through the Student Experience Grants scheme.

The events are open to everyone, and are designed as an accessible, safe and respectful environment to present thoughts and ideas, as a way of actively working towards racial equality and social justice.

Up and coming

This month, ConveRACEions is delighted to invite the EUSA Liberation Officers (of the academic term 2021-22) as our guest speakers. The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday 28th of April 2022, from 4pm - 5:30pm BST.

Further details to follow.






Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this group aims to create a space for all of us to learn, discuss, reflect, and actively work towards equality, diversity, and social justice within academia.