Tag: culture

Happy Persian New Year. Nowruz Mobarak

Hello Welcome to this week’s blog. Isn’t it great when an initiative inspires and motivates other colleagues. Having celebrated Chinese New Year, a colleague asked if we could highlight the Persian New Year. I was thrilled, so this…

When everyone is included, everyone wins. Jesse Jackson

Hi Well LGBT History Month is drawing to a close. Our LGBT+ Student Society organised and ran a couple of events, with a particular focus marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. Last Saturday was “Can I come…

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…

Black History Month | History

Hello This week’s blog features a Black History Month blog from 2014. This was a topic I intended to cover, ahead of October, which marks Black History Month in the UK. However, a colleague in History kindly offered this blog…

“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…

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…

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

Hi Given that next week celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), I thought it might be interesting to explore it’s origins. Although I have been in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion for a…

“We make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill

Hi This week’s blog continues the focus on our Challenge for Change project. You can check out our other blogs on the subject here. One of the key partners in the work has been the School of Media….

Progress has less to do with speed and more to do with direction.

Hi This week I thought I would give an update on our “Challenge for Change” project. For those unfamiliar with the project, you can catch up on our introductory blog here. If you want to know more about…

Dream the Impossible

Hi I was watching a BBC news programme a couple of weekends ago and saw a story about a young woman, Shanel Drewe. I hadn’t heard of her, but at 17 years of age she won 2nd place…