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Leadership Tips to Get Started with Racial Equality
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Leadership Tips to Get Started with Racial Equality

The shifting focus on diversity and inclusion has meant that racial inequality and systemic racism, has been brought to the forefront of the world’s consciousness. How to get started with promoting and embedding racial equity however, may not be as easy as it first appears...

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Explore Sky: Female Coders Digital Insight Day
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Explore Sky: Female Coders Digital Insight Day

We’d like to invite you to the Female Coders digital insight day at Sky. Achieving a better gender and ethnic balance is high on our list, so we’re investing in programmes to help us get there. So come along to spend a virtual day with..

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Highways England signs legally binding agreement to protect staff from sexual harassment
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Highways England signs legally binding agreement to protect staff from sexual harassment

Highways England has signed a legally binding agreement with Britain’s Equality watchdog after a staff member was awarded £74,000 in compensation for sexual harassment and unfair dismissal. The agency signed the legal document, known as a section 23 agreement under the Equality Act 2006, to..

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Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care
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Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care

Britain’s national equality body has opened a statutory inquiry into racial inequality of ethnic minority workers in lower paid roles in health and social care. In its terms of reference, the EHRC says it will examine the experiences of workers from a range of ethnic..

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10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career in the Time of Coronavirus
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10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career in the Time of Coronavirus

So it’s no wonder then that the current pandemic is leading to many people rethinking their careers. Maybe you’re on furlough with more time on your hands, maybe your job doesn’t seem very important anymore - what you do know however, is that you want..

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Salary Expectation Gap Between Men and Women Doubles in 2 Years
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Salary Expectation Gap Between Men and Women Doubles in 2 Years

Survey of 23,000 workers by Universum reveals that in 2020 men expect to earn 25% more than women – up from 13% more in 2018 Covid-19 has drastically transformed workplace priorities with women placing higher importance on job security while men seek more recognition The..

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Fewer Graduates feel universities are preparing students for the changing workplace
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Fewer Graduates feel universities are preparing students for the changing workplace

Many of this year’s graduates finished their degrees online and are due to enter the workplace amidst a tumultuous jobs market, however, fewer graduates felt like their university had prepared them for the workplace this year, with only 15% reporting that they felt completely prepared..

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Is the BBC Rejecting A New Age Of Diversity and Inclusion? 
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Is the BBC Rejecting A New Age Of Diversity and Inclusion? 

The BBC as a top media institution must do better.  Operating since June 1920, it has provided the world with primarily radio and television broadcasts, delivering breaking news, commentary and entertainment through assorted mediums. However, the BBC must get it right on race.  Over the years, the..

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UK Orchestras signing up to diversity audit to include more Black and Asian musicians
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UK Orchestras signing up to diversity audit to include more Black and Asian musicians

I’M IN, an organisational self-analysis tool that LMM developed with support from management consulting firm AlixPartners and Diversity and Inclusion consultants Frost Included (who led the diversity and inclusion strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games) to help music organisations build strategies to dismantle racism and all..

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Tony Fenwick MBE – Obituary
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Tony Fenwick MBE – Obituary

Tony Fenwick MBE, a lifelong trade unionist dedicated to education, justice for all and fair play for LGBT+ students and staff in schools, died earlier this month after a long period of illness. He was a giant of the LGBT+ movement for over twenty years,..

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NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints Marie Gabriel CBE as chair
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NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints Marie Gabriel CBE as chair

Ms Gabriel has more than 18 years of experience on NHS boards, including in her current roles as chair of the North East London Integrated Care System and chair of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, and before that, chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust...

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Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE becomes patron of the Alfred Fagon Award
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Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE becomes patron of the Alfred Fagon Award

The patronage reflects the Baroness’s belief that diversity in life and the arts should be reflected in every aspect of our society. She has spent many decades championing diversity and the arts and feels that she can use her position to focus attention on and..

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Charity boss Tony Sewell to head government race commission
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Charity boss Tony Sewell to head government race commission

The formation of the body was announced in June by Boris Johnson in wake of anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd. It will look at all aspects of inequality, including criminal justice, education, employment and health. Mr Sewell said the commission would "seek..

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Almost a third of firms will decrease size of workforce in next three months
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Almost a third of firms will decrease size of workforce in next three months

29% of businesses expect to decrease the size of their workforce in the next three months before the government’s Job Retention Scheme ends, the highest on record. 59% will keep headcount the same and just 12% will look to increase the size of their workforce...

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Imani-Lara Lansiquot Joins British Athletics Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advocates Group
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Imani-Lara Lansiquot Joins British Athletics Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advocates Group

World silver medallist and European champion Imani-Lara Lansiquot has joined British Athletics’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Group as its Athlete Lead as the organisation expands its commitment to the creation and enhancement of an inclusive culture. During 2018, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advocates..

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Lesbian Barrister raises £60k to sue chambers and the LGBT charity Stonewall
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Lesbian Barrister raises £60k to sue chambers and the LGBT charity Stonewall

Allison Bailey has lodged a claim at the employment tribunal against Garden Court Chambers and Stonewall, alleging she was victimised after helping set up the LGB Alliance, an organisation that criticises Stonewall’s approach to transgender rights, the  reported. Bailey alleges that the charity co-ordinated with Garden..

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The Office for Students launches new courses in artificial intelligence and data science
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The Office for Students launches new courses in artificial intelligence and data science

The programme of courses, which begin from autumn 2020, will be available in 28 universities across England, with 1,000 scholarships available to students from underrepresented backgrounds. Through specialist teaching and paid work placements, the conversion courses will allow graduates from both STEM (science, technology, engineering..

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Sky pledges £30m to boost diversity
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Sky pledges £30m to boost diversity

Sky has pledged to invest £10million per year across its markets for each of the next three years, with the money used support anti-racism and improve diversity and inclusion. The money will be used increase BAME representation in the business, “make a difference in communities..

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HR needs to take the lead in calling out racism at work
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HR needs to take the lead in calling out racism at work

The events of last week, when George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck while restraining him, were very disturbing. As we all know, this was not isolated but a continuation of micro and macro aggressions..

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#PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference
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#PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference

Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people, today announces #PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone looking to make education more inclusive. This one-day event will take place online on 27th June 2020 and..

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More than half of final year students lose jobs or internships during pandemic
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More than half of final year students lose jobs or internships during pandemic

According to new research from Prospects on graduating into a pandemic, 29% of final year students have lost their jobs and 26% have lost their internships while 28% have had their graduate job offer deferred or rescinded. In the survey of nearly 5,000 students and..

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Pride in London calls for 30,000 ‘Acts of Allyship’ with launch of new digital community hub
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Pride in London calls for 30,000 ‘Acts of Allyship’ with launch of new digital community hub

The campaign, part of Pride in London’s 2020 theme You!Me!Us!We!, will provide resources on how to be a better ally, as well as enabling people to directly make a tangible difference to marginalised groups – for example, by supporting queer artists and performers by attending..

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Over A Third Of School Leavers Now Unsure About Going To University
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Over A Third Of School Leavers Now Unsure About Going To University

Over a third of students have been left wondering whether it’s worth going to university at all as a result of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. A study of 1,000 college and sixth-form pupils found four in ten young people are changing their higher education..

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Stonewall appoints Nancy Kelley as new CEO
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Stonewall appoints Nancy Kelley as new CEO

Stonewall has appointed the deputy chief executive of the National Centre for Social Research as its next chief executive. Nancy Kelley will join the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity next month from NatCen, where she also holds the title director of the policy..

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Stephen Lawrence Trust sets up HR partnership to boost diversity in Architecture
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Stephen Lawrence Trust sets up HR partnership to boost diversity in Architecture

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has set up a partnership with recruitment specialist Urban to help more people from under-represented backgrounds find jobs in architecture and related professions. The news coincides with Stephen Lawrence Day today, the second of the national days commemorating the young..

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Harborough District Council wins LGBT+ Inclusion Award
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Harborough District Council wins LGBT+ Inclusion Award

Harborough District Council received the LGBT+ Inclusion Award at Trinity House in Leicester on Tuesday February 25. The coveted accolade recognises good practice and the advancement of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) inclusion for organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The award was set..

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education conference held at City University
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education conference held at City University

recently hosted an conference, which sought to ask similar questions of Music Higher Education (HE) to those applied more widely by Professor Ahmed. Organised with the and and with involvement from various other partner organisations, the event programme offered some questions for consideration ahead of..

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Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award
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Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Northumbria University's NUSTEM project has been recognised for its innovative work in improving diversity in engineering education. Alongside projects from Canada and Italy, NUSTEM was selected by Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) as one of three finalists in the 7th annual Airbus GEDC Diversity Award. This..

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British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards: Dina Asher-Smith & Jofra Archer win
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British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards: Dina Asher-Smith & Jofra Archer win

Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and cricketer Jofra Archer have won sportswoman and sportsman of the of the year at the 2019 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. Asher-Smith, 24, became the first British athlete to win three medals at one World Championships last year. She took gold..

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Advance HE EDI Conference in Edinburgh postponed from 17-19 March
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Advance HE EDI Conference in Edinburgh postponed from 17-19 March

Advance HE has taken the decision to postpone the EDI Conference planned for March 17-19 2020 in Edinburgh due to the current coronavirus pandemic, institutional travel restrictions, and delegate and staff health and wellbeing. Speaking with Diversity Digest they commented "This is not a decision..

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Fear of ‘reputational damage’ prompts secret Russell Group meeting to call for leadership on casualisation
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Fear of ‘reputational damage’ prompts secret Russell Group meeting to call for leadership on casualisation

Casual contracts are affecting the physical and mental health of staff, and having a negative impact on students' learning, according to a secret report from the Russell Group. said the group needed to 'show leadership' to 'avoid further reputational damage'. The report warned that politicians and..

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BAME students apply for 45% more jobs than their white counterparts
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BAME students apply for 45% more jobs than their white counterparts

Official figures show that there are record numbers of BAME students attending university, and while this is encouraging a recent report showed that universities were still leaving BAME students behind. While this may well be the case, our own report highlights that there’s an appetite..

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7 in 10 Teaching Professionals Admit to Suffering Burnout
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7 in 10 Teaching Professionals Admit to Suffering Burnout

Recent studies have shown most teachers love their work and enjoy making a difference however according to research collated by Global Recruitment Specialists HAYS, a whopping 70% of teaching professionals have admitted to feeling drained after work. Another 62% have said they often feel stressed..

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5 Ways To Stay Motivated Whilst Working From Home
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5 Ways To Stay Motivated Whilst Working From Home

Although to some, working from home is a dream situation it comes with its challenges, and one of the biggest is how to stay motivated when you’re working alone and remotely. Today, Jordan Baker, CEO of Sanity Marketing who has worked with over 650 clients..

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Female Talent Championed At International Women’s Day Event
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Female Talent Championed At International Women’s Day Event

The event, ‘An Equal World is An Enabled World’, held at CMS London on Tuesday 10th March, was curated to explore the value of a gender-diverse workforce. Representatives from leading organisations such as Pret a Manger, Cisco UK, British Airways and CMS joined the MyKindaFuture..

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Get the call, become a professional firefighter – that’s the message from fire and rescue services
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Get the call, become a professional firefighter – that’s the message from fire and rescue services

The "Need More" awareness week runs from 2nd March and will highlight on-call opportunities available in the fire service, while busting myths about what it takes to be a firefighter. The campaign is supported by a national website - - which encourages people to get..

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Transgender activist Marteene Pringle nominated for National Diversity Award
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Transgender activist Marteene Pringle nominated for National Diversity Award

Marteen Pringle, who has been working to promote the rights of transgender people around Buckinghamshire has been nominated for a prestigious award. Marteene Pringle who transitioned to a female in 2013 now works for Trans Radio UK which supports Trans rights and the positive representation..

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Diversity in gaming: The  Gaming Industry promises to improve
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Diversity in gaming: The Gaming Industry promises to improve

Around one in 10 people working in the UK industry are from ethnically diverse backgrounds - slightly higher than the national working average. But women make up less than 30%, the research by Ukie and the University of Sheffield suggests. It means some women have..

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Over half of UK jobseekers look for clear commitment to diversity from Employers
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Over half of UK jobseekers look for clear commitment to diversity from Employers

More than half, or 58%, of professionals look for an organisation’s diversity and inclusion policies when researching a potential new employer, according to a new report from Hays recruitment According to the survey, many professionals agree that a visible commitment to diversity would have a..

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Mental health conditions compound equality gaps in higher education
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Mental health conditions compound equality gaps in higher education

Students who report a mental health condition are more likely to drop out of higher education, less likely to progress into skilled work or further study, and graduate with a first or 2:1 – compared to students without a declared mental health condition, a new..

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