Equality and Diversity

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

Latest posts

Can I come out Now?

Hi, this week we have a guest blogger, James Wood, President of the University’s LGBT+ Student Society I’m sure you know that February, is LGBT history month in the UK; it is an observation and celebration of the progress of […]

  LGBT+ 13 February 2019  

新 年 快 乐 – Xīn nián kuài lè (Happy New Year)!

Hello! Welcome to this week’s blog, I hope you are all having a prosperous and positive start to the New Year. Whilst the New Year for many of us is well under way, for some it is yet […]

  Uncategorised 30 January 2019  

“Everything begins with an idea”. Earl Nightingale

Hello Happy New Year and welcome to our first blog of 2019. I started last year with a blog about New Year’s resolutions. I thought I would start 2019 sharing some of what we have in the pipeline […]

  Uncategorised 10 January 2019  

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning” – Benjamin Franklin

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, the last for 2018. I can’t believe it’s been just over a year since we set up the blog. We’ve managed to post at least once a fortnight thanks to the […]

  Uncategorised 12 December 2018  

Our life gets better by change

Hello I hope you’ve enjoyed the personal stories over the last few weeks. They are really powerful, aren’t they? This week I thought I would set out the equality, diversity and inclusion context within which they sit. I […]

  Uncategorised 28 November 2018  

You just have to respect me.

Hi This week we have a guest blogger, Eli. Eli is a Level 6 Illustration student currently working as an intern within the team. This is a very timely post as we mark Transgender Awareness Week When you […]

  LGBT+ 14 November 2018  

Labels are for cans

Hello Welcome to this week’s blog. I’d like to pick up the theme from our last post. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to post last week. We were at Advance HE’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference in Liverpool. In […]

  Challenge For Change Project 7 November 2018  

Let us make our future now: Malala Yousafzai

Hello Last week a student pointed out to me that, we are almost at the first anniversary of our blog. I hadn’t noticed at all! However, now that I have, I’d like to say a massive thank you […]

  Challenge For Change Project 24 October 2018  

There’s no “I” in team

Hello I thought I would continue the theme of race in this week’s blog and talk about our Challenge for Change project. If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know this is our project with Advance HE. In […]

  Challenge For Change Project 17 October 2018  

Mental Health – What does it mean for you?

Hello Today is World Mental Health Day. It is observed every year on 10th October to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. In recognition of this, I have re-posted a blog a colleague wrote earlier in […]

  Mental Health 10 October 2018