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Latest15 Mar | Guest Blog | Diversity & Inclusion

Islamophobia: how to address and tackle cultural racism

This blog post draws our attention to Islamophobia, how we define it through conceptual approaches. It sheds a light to the meanings and constructions of anti-Muslim prejudice, which leads to discrimination of a minorities in various settings. It emphasises on the ways to combat Islamophobia through a construction of an inclusive behaviour at individual and collective levels.

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08 Feb  | Guest Blog | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality

Reflections on what’s changed about coming out as a trans young person

At the moment, there seems to be a lot of news coverage regarding rising numbers of trans young people seeking help, with a particular focus on young trans men. Often this coverage seems to suggest there’s something alarming about this rise, and that perhaps teenagers are just “confused” or too young to know what they need.

the rainbow flag representing LGBT community. PRIDE flag
01 Feb  | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality | Lincoln News

Raising the Flag to LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBT+ history month happens every February. Its mission is to promote equality and diversity through improving the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and stories, raising awareness of, and educating people about, relevant issues and making institutions safe spaces for all LGBTQ+ people. This year’s theme is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’, and in recognition of the challenging times we are currently living through, we will be promoting mental health and wellbeing as part of our celebrations this year.

Lit Diya lamps celebrating Diwali
10 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

People of colour wearing face coverings at a meeting during the Covid-19 pandemic
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.

Hate crime campaign posters
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!"

26 Jun  | Diversity & Inclusion | Race equality

Confronting Racism in Chemistry Journals

"Publications and citations are academic currency. and while we like to think publishing a manuscript is 'just about the science', we know that this is not true for everyone". The world's leading society publishers, American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications, announces its plans to aggressively combat bias in all aspects of the publishing process, including systemic under-representation of Blacks in this endeavor (no ACS journal is currently led by a Black Editor-in-Chief)

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16 Jun  | Diversity & Inclusion | Lincoln News

New research degrees in equality, diversity and inclusion

Understanding the attitudes and behaviours that underpin our culture and define the environments within which we live and work, can help us reduce the inequalities that are so prevalent in societies and communities across the world. The Eleanor Glanville Centre announces two new research degree programmes in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion