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Latest10 Nov | Guest Blog | Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Diwali - The Festival of Lights 2020

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of lights. The five-day Festival of Lights (12-16 November 2020) celebrates a number of themes, including joy, forgiveness, knowledge, the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and the legend of Rama and Sita. Diwali is the most auspicious Festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. It is also celebrated by Buddhists, Jaines and Sikhs. Like most Hindu celebrations, the whole community can join in

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28 Oct  | Diversity & Inclusion

Academics come from Mars

Metaphorically speaking, practitioners and researchers are often planets apart – like Venus and Mars. In the way they think, the way they challenge, their approach, their vision, their solution. Undoubtedly there is some common ground – usually misunderstanding, suspicion, a desire to keep at a distance, a lack of engagement with each other’s realities. If only these misunderstandings were resolved, and suspicions laid to rest, it would become abundantly clear how invaluable, how insightful, how disruptive, how transformative, practitioner–researcher collaborations will become

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13 Oct  | Women in Science

Ada Lovelace Day 2020: celebrating the achievements of women in STEM

Hot on the heels of the first ever Chemistry Nobel Prize to be awarded to two female scientists, today we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, and the achievements of women in Science across the globe and throughout history. Ada Lovelace was a Victorian computing visionary - the first computer programmer - long before Alan Turing. Lovelace’s notes on the 'Analytical Engine' became one of the critical documents to inspire Turing’s work on the first modern computers in the 1940s

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07 Oct  | Gender Equality | Women in Science

Well I never! Two female chemists share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

This isn't the first time that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has set a record. It's not the first time the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a woman. It is, however, the first time a Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to two female scientists, and it is only the third time in over a hundred years that a Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a woman that is not shared with a male colleague!

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01 Oct  | Race equality | Lincoln News

University of Lincoln celebrates black history month

Lincoln welcomes you to the beginning of Black History Month, a month of events and activities coordinated jointly by the University and Students' Union. "This month will be a springboard for further work and further reflection throughout the year, so that we can move to become a truly anti-racist community", Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart

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01 Oct  | Race equality | Lincoln News

Reflecting on our past to understand our present

For over 30 years, the month of October has been Black History Month (BHM) in the UK - an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of our black communities. Throughout the month, the University of Lincoln will be joining organisations across the UK in hosting a calendar of events. Imported from America, BHM is now a modern tradition, firmly embedded in the UK cultural calendar

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17 Jul  | Diversity & Inclusion | Race equality | Gender Equality

Unequal Impact of Covid-19

As we move through this pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that there are differential impacts across a number of characteristic groups (age, sex, ethnicity). Covid-19 has certainly thrown a spotlight on the structural inequalities in our society (and in many cases entrenching them). Our recent submission to the UK Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee outlines the unequal impact of COVID-19 on women and black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

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29 Jun  | Diversity & Inclusion | Lincoln News

It’s not OK!

The University of Lincoln Student Support Centre has been running a HEFCE-funded project to raise the awareness of hate crime to the student community. The project, which started in 2018, was designed to encourage students to challenge, report and receive support, if they witnessed any form of hate incident or hate crime. The impact has been a substantial increase in the level of reporting - hate crime as well as bullying and harassment - and has increasingly empowered students to say "it's not OK!"

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