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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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When actions meet words, we have trust.

I was excited to write my first blog as a new Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Intern within HR. I thought I’d write about the ‘Reciprocal Mentoring Programme’, an opportunity for those like myself, who are systemically disadvantaged due…

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Ethnicity
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Welcome to Transphobia.

Hi Welcome to this week’s blog. We have another guest blogger, or rather bloggers, and the format is a little different from usual. This week we’re posting a video. This isn’t the first video that we’ve posted, but…

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LGBT+
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Reflections on Black History Month

Hello Our last post was all about our Black History Month activities, so I thought I’d share some reflections on how the month went. At the risk of stating the obvious, it has been an exceptional year for…

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Ethnicity
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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller.

Hi. This week’s post comes from the joint chairs of our Black Asian and Minority Ethnics + Network. What does BAME even stand for? We are not an acronym, we are the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic +…

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Ethnicity
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My Dear Friend. LW

Hi. We have a guest blogger this week. In her words, it’s a poem written out of frustration. A question asked if conversations about race, between friends, should ever be this hard. My Dear Friend, this is newMust…

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Ethnicity
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Teach me, I forget, Show me I remember, Involve me I understand.

Hello  Welcome to the University’s equality blog and the start of a new academic year. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we haven’t posted for a while. I, mistakenly, thought lockdown would provide more time. I quickly realised that the…

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