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Ramadan

Post by Helena Stone As part of the journey to develop greater understanding of, and celebrate, different cultures within the University community, I thought I’d explore Ramadan. I have always been aware of Ramadan but never learnt about…

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Ethnicity
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Women and Autism

The Equality Team has been working with our students to raise awareness of World Autism Awareness Week. In this second blog, Chantelle Wright shares her own story. Despite the increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout society and…

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Disability
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Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

You may not be aware, but the 31st March is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This is an annual event that celebrates transgender people and their contributions to society; and raises awareness of the discrimination faced by transgender…

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They’re not just a puzzle piece – Autism Awareness Week

By Isabella Chandler What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism is defined as a spectrum disorder affecting individuals’ ability to communicate and interact with the world around them; frequently being characterised by several different challenges such as those…

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Disability
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THIS IS WHY I RESIST… Too!

This Thursday, 25th March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we are delighted to have Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu talking about her new book ‘THIS IS WHY I RESIST”, hosted by our very own Anne Dawson – Head of…

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Ethnicity
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UoG Nightline Service: Students supporting the mental health of students

When university staff and students come together amazing things can happen and this brand new project is evidence of that. With the help of Your Future Plan team, we are delighted to have the opportunity to share this…

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Mental Health
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Let’s talk about disability and mental health

As a disabled student here at the University of Gloucestershire, I felt it was important that there was an opportunity for staff, students and the local community to have easy access to information about disability and mental health….

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Disability
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What does it mean to be an ally?

This week, we are very grateful to our partners at PRISM Network for contributing to our blog for LGBT History Month. Read on and get some great advice on how to be an ally. The concept of ‘allyship’ may…

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LGBT+
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Equality, diversity and inclusion week

This week we have another guest blogger with a focus on the equality, diversity and inclusion week delivered by colleagues in the School of Sport and Exercise. Equality, diversity and inclusion week was an event for students in the…

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Don’t Judge a Disability by its VisAbility.

Hi! My name is Helena and I am a Diversity and Equality intern here at the University of Gloucestershire. Today is International day of people with disabilities and this year’s theme is invisible disabilities, a subject close to my heart.  In 2015 aged 17,…

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Disability
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