Tag: diversity

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“We Cannot Walk Alone”. Martin Luther King Jr

Hello In this week’s blog, I thought I would build on last week’s theme. We highlighted the origins of Black History Month with a post from Professor Neil Wynn. It’s important to set out the context for events like…

Sometimes we simply need someone to be there

Hello This week I thought I would highlight some of the other activities that we will be delivering this term. From an equality and diversity perspective, our goal is quite simple: Create and embed a more inclusive culture….