Each year between November 13–19, we participate in Transgender Awareness Week. This is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the trans community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community
Every February we celebrate LGBT+ History Month across the University and the UK. The month was first celebrated in the UK in February 2005 as a campaign launched by Schools OUT UK – the LGBT+ education charity which was founded in 2004 in the wake of the abolition of Section 28, the law that banned 'promotion of homosexuality' in the UK. This year marks 20 years since Section 28 was repealed. The LGBT+ History Month 2023 theme is 'Behind the Lens' (#BehindTheLens)
As we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science this February, I am struck by some of the gender equality problems women still face in STEM. The United Nations, who promote the event, say that even in 2023 women are still under-represented in fields such as engineering and computer science. And those female scientists who do persist, tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers and are often passed over for promotion
The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is 'Ordinary People' in the Holocaust. I write this through the lens of my Father’s experience as one of those rescued in the Kindertransport operation set up to rescue children from Nazi occupied Europe when brutal realities about what was happening to the Jews and other groups could no longer be ignored
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604,000 new cases and 342,000 deaths worldwide in 2020. In the Summer of 2020, Abigail Gilbert's life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Read Abigail's account of how she discovered she had cancer, what the signs were and her advice on getting checked and taking measures to prevent cervical cancer
Disability inclusion is a key priority for higher education, but it is too often seen as the poor relation in the inclusion agenda. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Disability-Inclusion Institutional Framework (DIIF) developed by Professor Carol Evans (University of Southampton) and Dr Xiaotong Zhu (EGI) following extensive research into key issues impacting disabled student and staff access and equal opportunities to do well within the higher education context
January 15th is World Religion Day. It began in 1950 and was initiated by Baha’is. It is now celebrated on the third Sunday of January each year. The origins of this day lie in the Baha’i principle of oneness of religion and of progressive revolution. The purpose of this day is to highlight the ideas that the spiritual principles underlying world’s religions are harmonious and each religion plays a significant role in unifying humanity. ‘See the truth in all religions, for truth is in all and truth is one’ - Baha'i Holy Writings.
The EGI is recruiting for participants for a student led research project The Inclusive Student Pipeline: Transitioning from statutory education through FE to HE
21-25 November 2022 - This week we join the charity Stand Alone in their annual campaign known as Estranged Students Solidarity Week. The University of Lincoln’s Widening Participation Community of Practice have teamed up with the Eleanor Glanville Institute to raise awareness of family estrangement and promote the support available here to estranged students.