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Equality and Diversity

Welcome to the official blog from the Equality and Diversity team at the University of Gloucestershire.

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The prophetic ramblings of an imperfect soul

Hello This week’s blog contains Alexander’s poem, The prophetic ramblings of an imperfect soul. Alexander was the second runner up in our “Celebrate Diversity” competition. As you will read, his entry was very different from the other two. […]

  Celebrate Diversity Competition 1 August 2018  

Anxiety the battle

Hi This week’s post will feature one of the two runner’s up in our “Celebrate Diversity” competition. Another video, but with a very different focus, anxiety. This is Chloe’s entry. At the time Chloe was a Sixth Form student who had seen the […]

  Celebrate Diversity Competition 25 July 2018  

Lad Talk

Hello Welcome to this week’s blog. With a greater focus on evaluating activities already undertaken, and annual leave commitments, life has been a bit quiet and retrospective; So I thought I would share with you the winners and runners […]

  Celebrate Diversity Competition 18 July 2018  

A Student’s Life for Me

Hello This week we have guest blogger, Tom. Tom was another intern within our team. His post is a little different. But hey, we’re huge advocates and supporters of difference and diversity! Student life is, for want of a better […]

  Uncategorised 11 July 2018  

“The secret of getting ahead is starting”. Mark Twain

Hi This week I thought I would continue with a theme from last week’s blog, A Call to Action. About this time of year, we hold a workshop with members of the Equality and Diversity Committee, plus wider […]

  Uncategorised 4 July 2018  

“The future depends on what you do today”. Gandhi

Hello I get to write this week’s blog. I hope that you’ve enjoyed our guest posts over the last few weeks. They certainly covered a wide range of interesting topics. I don’t know about anyone else, but I […]

  Uncategorised 27 June 2018  

“A person can only grow as much as his horizon allows.” – John Powell

Hello all, Almost a year ago I sat down with Clare in the refectory, leg jigging, terrified of being refused and terrified in equal measure of being accepted. Now I sit calmly at my desk, balancing workloads and […]

  Mental Health 20 June 2018  

Lecturing is a Superb Job for Learning

My name is Andrew Lansley and I am a Senior Lecturer in Music and Audio within the School of Media at the University of Gloucestershire. I think it’s a great privilege that our Equality and Diversity Manager has asked me […]

  Mental Health 13 June 2018  

Life is meant to be lived as a celebration

Hello I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our guest bloggers over the last few weeks. They’ve shared some humourous and very personal experiences. I wondered if Adam’s and Kirsten’s stories had motivated you to take action? Have you offered, […]

  Uncategorised 6 June 2018  

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody”

Hello All, my name is Kirsten and I work as a Business Host at the Growth Hub in Oxstalls Campus. I have worked at the Growth Hub since its beginning in 2014 and you will find me situated […]

  Steps into Work 30 May 2018