Report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller participation in Higher Education

This is the impact report from the Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility: Inclusive Equalities and Innovation project (HEIM) conference at Sussex University which Lisa Smith and Rose McCarthy attended in May. It looks as though we were successful at bringing to their attention the situation of Gypsy and Travellers experiences of further and higher education within the UK. Initially the focus was on Central and eastern European Roma experiences of HE in the UK and elsewhere.

What came out of the day was that the UK are behind other European countries when it comes to supporting Roma in Higher Education, but also that many participants, including the organisers, were unaware of Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers who are already engaged in further and higher education.