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
2019 saw the release of the first Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, which look at universities’ impact on society based on eleven of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These represent the world’s first global attempt to document evidence of universities’ broader impact on society, rather than just research and teaching performance.
Anyone who knows me has heard this story a thousand times. When I first visited Lincoln as a prospective student, I saw the cathedral and I cried. I knew instantly that this is where I needed to be, this was going to be my home - at least for the next few years.
In 1975, the US government funded the “Double Bind” conference in Virginia to understand why so few minority women were becoming scientists. At the time, there was little understanding of the lived experience of women minority scientists.
One of the first questions that people often ask after the birth of a child is “is it a boy or a girl?”. More commonly than people think, the answer isn’t always so straightforward. The United Nations report that “up to 1.7 percent of babies are born with sex characteristics that don’t fit typical definitions of male and female. That makes being intersex almost as common as being a redhead!” (UN Free & Equal Website).
Diwali is the Hindu 'Festival of Lights', held every autumn (in the Northern hemisphere) which symbolises victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. A Mela is a Sanskrit word for a gathering. I was privileged to represent the Eleanor Glanville Centre at the Diwali Mela on 17th November.
"The problem with working in an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion context is that often it seems like an uphill struggle - no matter the progress that has been made, there is still so much further to go.
The Maiden Factor is a new charity dedicated to giving girls worldwide access to education. The charity was founded by British sailor Tracy Edwards MBE, Captain of The Maiden, the first boat to be sailed around the world by an all-female crew in 1989/90.
Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.