Mike – who was recently announced as a member of University Council – graduated with a master’s in Sports Science at Loughborough in 1980 and is one of the most familiar presenters on Sky Sports News.
He first appeared on the channel over 20 years ago, and last year, Mike shared a video and written piece on Sky Sports News explaining the importance of and understanding the purpose behind the Black Lives Matter movement.
In December, he interviewed members of the University’s senior leadership team about race equality, the challenges linked to it, and the institution’s commitment to equality and diversity.
At the upcoming Voices of Diversity event, Mike will talk about his career journey and his passion for supporting racial equality. The event is part of a University-wide programme celebrating Black History Month, which is in October each year.
The event, which takes place tomorrow (14 October) from 6pm-7pm, is free to attend and staff and students can join online or in-person (in room EHB104). Please note in-person spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees are also invited to submit questions to Mike in advance of the event, which can be done using the online booking form.
Register your place here.
About Voices of Diversity
The purpose of these events is to have open, honest conversations with diverse voices from a range of experiences and backgrounds to help facilitate positive change and ultimately educate the University community to make a difference, professionally and personally.
It complements other anti-racism initiatives led by the University including its membership of the Race Equality Charter; the development of a strategic approach to tackle racial inequality; undertaking surveys and focus groups with staff and students to understand better how racism shapes work and study; the improvement in reporting racist and hate incidents (and taken disciplinary action where racist behaviour has occurred), and the launch of the Guiding Principles for Race Equality Work.