The Eleanor Glanville Institute and the California Academy of Sciences have received funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the UK Science and Innovation Network in the USA to carry out research into LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM. The project will launch its international Climate Survey on 9 November 2023 at the 13th Annual oSTEM conference in Anaheim, CA, USA. The UK launch will take place at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London on 20 November 2023
Disability inclusion is a key priority for higher education, but it is too often seen as the poor relation in the inclusion agenda. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Disability-Inclusion Institutional Framework (DIIF) developed by Professor Carol Evans (University of Southampton) and Dr Xiaotong Zhu (EGI) following extensive research into key issues impacting disabled student and staff access and equal opportunities to do well within the higher education context
The University of Lincoln, the Eleanor Glanville Institute, and the Students’ Union are proudly sponsoring and supporting Lincoln Pride 2022. "We want to welcome everyone to come and take part in the Parade – it is an opportunity to represent the University and Student’s Union, celebrate your pride and be proud of yourself. Pride is a great time to express your identity and to celebrate and support family, friends and colleagues. I hope to see lots of faces from the University and Student’s Union there!" Prof Duncan French, the University’s Senior LGBT+ Champion
Dr Amira Elnokaly, from the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment, reflects on her career journey and the challenges she has faced as a woman in STEM. Interviewed for International Women's Day as a Pioneer Role Model and an Influential Woman in Science, Amira shares her thoughts and hopes for a future that is more inclusive, safe and sustainable
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
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
We are thrilled to announce that Musiiwa (Moss) Takavarasha has received the LCHS Celebrating Success 2021 Staff Award in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion category. Moss, a registered nurse in the Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) NHS Trust, set up the Lincolnshire SWANS (Staff Wellbeing and Networks Study) to explore the issues surrounding race, access and belonging during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This research now forms the cornerstone of his PhD within the EGC. Great news Moss!
We are delighted to celebrate with Sue as she receives the Institute of Directors (IOD) Director of the Year Award 2021 for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Midlands Region). Sue champions diversity and inclusion in all that she does, promoting the importance and understanding of intersectionality and equality as a driver for business success. She is a consulting partner at the EGC and also one of our PhD students. Well done Sue!
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