Rhinegold Photo credit: Uzo Iwobi OBE

Lucy Thraves


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama announces first chair of diversity

12:00, 9th November 2018

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has announced Uzo Iwobi OBE, executive officer of Race Council Cymru, as its inaugural chair of diversity.

The appointment aims to bring the highest levels of expertise to the development of the college’s diversity strategy, ensuring that it is connecting with and providing opportunities for young people from across the community.

Over the next three years, the college will deliver training in multicultural awareness for staff and recruitment panels, develop its creative programming, enhance its outreach work, and develop its student recruitment and postgraduate progression.

Uzo Iwobi said she was ‘honoured and humbled’ to be appointed to the role. ‘Working with senior leaders, front-line staff, volunteers, students and lecturers amongst others will ensure that the college continues to be a pacesetter and a beacon for equality,’ she continued. ‘Promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity will enable mainstream equality principles across the work we do.

‘It’s like a piano: to get the best harmony both black and white keys must play in tune together.’

The appointment is supported by the Hodge Foundation.


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