Here's a new course recently launched by the Open University. The Black Leadership Empowerment Programme (BLEP) is a digitally badged, OpenLearn course, that is free to attend, and aimed at developing skills to empower yourself as a leader. Guided by the 'Five Ps' model of leadership (Person, Process, Position, Product and Purpose), the course explores the challenges and possibilities of Black leadership
Every year, every October, we celebrate Black History Month across the University and across the UK. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture ─ how those with African and Caribbean heritage have for centuries played a fundamental role in British history. Remember what they have contributed, what they have achieved. Reflect on whether their contributions are recognised, valued, or are they ignored, forgotten?
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
Black History Month UK has launched its new campaign to mark BHM2021 (October). Inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events, the new campaign is called 'Proud To Be'. It invites Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be - Proud To Be Black, Proud To Be Brown, Proud To Be Black & LGBTQ+, Proud To Be Me. To celebrate, the University has planned a programme of thought-provoking events and activities across the campus, across the City and on-line – to raise awareness, share our knowledge, and learn from each other
The University of Lincoln has received the prestigious Race Equality Charter Bronze Award for its efforts to tackle racial inequality. Having signed the Race Equality Charter in 2016, we are now one of only 21 UK universities to hold the Bronze Award status from Advance HE. The Award recognises the work the University has been engaged in over the last few years to identify and reflect on institutional and cultural barriers facing our Black, Asian and ethnic minority staff and students.
Lincoln welcomes you to the beginning of Black History Month, a month of events and activities coordinated jointly by the University and Students' Union. "This month will be a springboard for further work and further reflection throughout the year, so that we can move to become a truly anti-racist community", Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart
For over 30 years, the month of October has been Black History Month (BHM) in the UK - an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of our black communities. Throughout the month, the University of Lincoln will be joining organisations across the UK in hosting a calendar of events. Imported from America, BHM is now a modern tradition, firmly embedded in the UK cultural calendar
As we move through this pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that there are differential impacts across a number of characteristic groups (age, sex, ethnicity). Covid-19 has certainly thrown a spotlight on the structural inequalities in our society (and in many cases entrenching them). Our recent submission to the UK Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee outlines the unequal impact of COVID-19 on women and black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.
"Publications and citations are academic currency. and while we like to think publishing a manuscript is 'just about the science', we know that this is not true for everyone". The world's leading society publishers, American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications, announces its plans to aggressively combat bias in all aspects of the publishing process, including systemic under-representation of Blacks in this endeavor (no ACS journal is currently led by a Black Editor-in-Chief)