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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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16 Dec  | Diversity & Inclusion | Lincoln News

New LGBTQ+ online inclusivity toolkit

According to leading charity Stonewall, 1 in 5 LGBTQ+ individuals have been the victim of hate crime. Online social networking sites generate further opportunities for abuse. They are particularly harmful in the current context of widespread physical distancing and greater reliance on the Internet for work and life. Dr Rachela Colosi and Dr Nick Cowen from the School of Social and Political Sciences at UoL and Dr Megan Todd from UCLan have developed a toolkit for internet users to identify, challenge and prevent online abuse

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25 Nov  | Diversity & Inclusion

Carers’ Rights Day 2021: knowing your rights and accessing support

Today is Carers' Rights Day! This year's campaign raises awareness of the rights of the many unpaid carers across the UK. Whether you are a new or experienced care-giver, it is important that you can access the support you need at the time that you need it. We must all recognise the mental and emotional toll that care-giving can have on those around us, and the impact on their family relationships and work-life balance

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10 Oct  | Diversity & Inclusion

Mental health in an unequal world

Today is World Mental Health Day 2021. Coming hot on the heels of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's theme – Mental Health in an Unequal World – could not be more timely. The last 18 months has shone a spotlight on our health inequalities, facilitating frank and open discussions around mental health, and leading to the stark realisation that we are on the cusp of a mental health crisis – not just in the UK, but across the world

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09 Oct  | Diversity & Inclusion | Race equality | Lincoln News

Race Matters launches 27 October 2021

As part of our Race Equality Project, and in celebration of BHM 2021, we are proud to be launching a new programme in our Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series later this month. Race Matters will join our successful Be Inspired! and Young Minds programmes, and will offer thought-provoking, lived-, and insightful narratives that aim to broaden attitudes toward the topic of race, exploring and challenging discrimination in a multidimensional way

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25 Mar  | Diversity & Inclusion

COVID’s lost generation

People over 50 who lose their jobs are more likely to suffer long-term joblessness than any other age group, according to a new report published by the Department of Work and Pensions that seeks to understand trends in the economic labour market status of individuals approaching State Pension age. The statistics reveal the full adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older individuals in the labour market and serves to underline the differential consequences of the ongoing economic turmoil

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16 Mar  | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality

The Maternal Pandemic

A report published this week outlines the findings of a rapid impact review of COVID-19’s impact on maternal mental health and services by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and Centre for Maternal Health. A combination of lockdown, economic uncertainty, job insecurity, and the impact of the virus itself, coupled with the reduced access to vital perinatal and mental health services, is likely to have long-term consequences for women and their families, as well as for health services and provisions

Portraits of multiracial women, smiling
08 Mar  | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality | Women in Leadership

Celebrating: Dr Chiara Beccalossi - School of History and Heritage

Since 2015, Chiara has been working to raise awareness of trans issues and has spearheaded the Transitional States programme, which is supported by the Welcome Trust. She has been organising events for LGBT+ History Month since 2018, which is now a regular feature at the University of Lincoln. Chiara was included in the Global OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List, January 2021

Portraits of multiracial women, smiling
08 Mar  | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality | Women in Leadership | Women in Politics

Celebrating: UOL Students’ Union - Bailey, Nat & Sade

Despite the challenges that the pandemic has thrown at students across the globe this year, the UOL Students’ Union Campaigns Network has worked hard to enhance the student experience and make impact on and off campus.