As we celebrate International Day of Families we can also celebrate the greater visibility of families within higher education environments. As I walk around Brayford Campus it’s wonderful to see students and staff bringing family members to enjoy our green spaces, cafés and eateries. Research shows, however, that there is a long way to go before education institutions become fully inclusive to families, carers and parents.
June is Pride Month. But what does Pride – and the rainbow – really mean? At its heart, Pride Month is a chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex and asexual people to be who they are, and it demonstrates that they are very much part of the wider community
We would like to invite you to take part in a study investigating experiences of different staff members with caring responsibilities working at the University of Lincoln. We are interested in collecting views from academic, professional and support staff from across the University. Your input to this research is critically important and can help us understand how to better support staff members with caring responsibilities
As we mark Carers' Week 2022, Rose Salmon, one of our super Library Assistants here at the University, shares her experiences of juggling life, job and caring responsibilities. "I am in the slightly unusual situation that I care for my partner as well as my octogenarian mother. And not only do they have opposing care needs, they also have opposing personalities!...
Dr Amira Elnokaly, from the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment, reflects on her career journey and the challenges she has faced as a woman in STEM. Interviewed for International Women's Day as a Pioneer Role Model and an Influential Woman in Science, Amira shares her thoughts and hopes for a future that is more inclusive, safe and sustainable
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. Across the University, we will be holding a variety of events and activities to mark the day. The IWD2022 theme is #BreakTheBias
"In the past, I was interested in LGBT+ history, and I considered myself to be an ally, but I was not particularly active. Now, I am much more aware of the issues and my own privilege as a white, cis*, middle-class, heterosexual woman"
Hayley Parker, Equalities Manager, reflects on the impact of LGBT+ History Month. "When I was growing up, I didn’t really hear or understand the word gay or lesbian, and I definitely never knew what bisexual or trans meant!"
Professor Duncan French, PVC and LGBT+ SLT Champion, shares his personal thoughts on LGBT History Month and reflects on where we’ve come from and what still needs to change... "The gay and trans community have much to celebrate, but we also have much to fight for and advocate against”