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Latest12 Nov | LGBT+ Equality | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality

Trans Awareness Week 2023

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

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10 Jun  | Guest Blog | Diversity & Inclusion

what does Pride – and the rainbow – really mean?

June is Pride Month. But what does Pride – and the rainbow – really mean? At its heart, Pride Month is a chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex and asexual people to be who they are, and it demonstrates that they are very much part of the wider community

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09 Jun  | Call to Action | Diversity & Inclusion

Calling all staff carers and parents: The CaP Club Survey 2022

We would like to invite you to take part in a study investigating experiences of different staff members with caring responsibilities working at the University of Lincoln. We are interested in collecting views from academic, professional and support staff from across the University. Your input to this research is critically important and can help us understand how to better support staff members with caring responsibilities

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09 Jun  | Guest Blog | Diversity & Inclusion

It’s all about juggling!

As we mark Carers' Week 2022, Rose Salmon, one of our super Library Assistants here at the University, shares her experiences of juggling life, job and caring responsibilities. "I am in the slightly unusual situation that I care for my partner as well as my octogenarian mother. And not only do they have opposing care needs, they also have opposing personalities!...

Rainbow flag for LGBT communities
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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20 Dec  | Diversity & Inclusion | Lincoln News

New on-line writing retreat for women at Lincoln to start in 2022

The gendered nature of caregiving means that women have borne the brunt of childcare and home-schooling during the pandemic, following the closure of schools and nurseries. This has had a measurable and significant impact on their research productivity. A disproportionate drop in women’s authorship of papers and initiation of projects was noticed rapidly in lockdown, and more recent studies, taking account of the lead time for research publication, have shown that this trend is sustained

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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

senior woman with her caregiver at home
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

Sad woman with depression sitting on the floor
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