Tag: progress

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…

“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…

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…

“Only by speaking out can we create lasting change.” DaShanne Stokes

Welcome back. We thought we would take a break in August. With holiday commitments, life at work was a little quiet. We spent the time making plans and preparing for the new academic year. Whilst there are lots…

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…

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…