As we celebrate International Day of Families we can also celebrate the greater visibility of families within higher education environments. As I walk around Brayford Campus it’s wonderful to see students and staff bringing family members to enjoy our green spaces, cafés and eateries. Research shows, however, that there is a long way to go before education institutions become fully inclusive to families, carers and parents.
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.
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
The first time I used the words ‘sexual misconduct’, it was in trying to understand what had happened to me. To this day, in this moment, I still hesitate to use the word rape – because it was not forceful, it was not violent, and because it was done to me by a man I was seeing at the time.
Sexual harassment has been deemed a chronic workplace stressor and a public health crisis. With narrative around workplace harassment slowly changing, the support given in response to experiences of harassment can be crucial to our resilience and recovery.
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.
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).
Like many working in science, Dr Mariona Segura Noguera's scientific career has always been intertwined with her personal life. Travelling to Hawai'i to carry out research at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, poses a number of family challenges...
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.