Tag: disability

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…

You are a true success when you help others be successful.

Hi Welcome to this week’s post. For those who regularly follow us, you will know that it’s a day late. My apologies. I was at a conference in London on Wednesday and didn’t get chance to schedule the…

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone

Hey my name is SJ Buffrey, I’m 26 years old, and I am registered blind from birth. I’m writing this weeks post. I’m currently doing a year’s internship at the University of Gloucestershire in HR as a placement…

“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…

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…

Action Changes Things

Hello Well, Pride is over for another year for us. Even the rain and wind couldn’t dampen spirits. There was some really good entertainment, and we made some useful contacts that we will follow up.   So here…

“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…

“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…

“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…