News & Blog
(2022)

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Latest25 Nov | News

Call for Participants: the Inclusive Student Pipeline project


The EGI is recruiting for participants for a student led research project The Inclusive Student Pipeline: Transitioning from statutory education through FE to HE

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08 Mar  | Call to Action | News | Gender Equality

International Women’s Day 2022

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

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10 Feb  | Guest Blog

What LGBT+ History means to me

"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"

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10 Feb  | Guest Blog

Reflecting on the impact LGBT+ History Month

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!"

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10 Feb  | Guest Blog

Why is LGBT+ History Month important? A personal perspective

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”

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02 Feb  | Diversity & Inclusion

Politics in Art: ‘the Arc is Long’

LGBT+ History Month is every February. Its mission is to promote equality and diversity through improving the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and their stories, raising awareness of, and educating people about, relevant issues, and making institutions safe spaces for all LGBTQI+ people. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK in 1972. For 2022, the theme is Politics in Art: 'The Arc is Long'. Our month-long programme of events to celebrate LGBT+ history begins next week

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02 Feb  | Call to Action

Have your say: UKRI’s new EDI strategy

UKRI has set out its ambition for an inclusive research and innovation system in a new EDI strategy, detailing the organisation’s long-term commitment to EDI. There is a window of opportunity for us to contribute to the draft strategy and inform the development of UKRI’s future action plans and measures. To take this opportunity, the EGC is inviting colleagues from across the institution to review the strategy and contribute to our collective response. Thoughts, comments and opinions need to be with us by 14 March 2022

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