DIVERSITY NEWS

We will bring together all the relevant news, views and opinion of the day from across UK workplaces, government policy, legislation, best practice and innovation as well as continuously highlighting the benefits that Diversity and Inclusion brings to UK plc.


JTL MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
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JTL MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

JTL, the leading work-based learner provider in England and Wales, is lending its full support to Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022). The not-for-profit charity is this week sharing the free and easily-accessible resources and guidance that is on offer to all learners and..

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Scholarship fund helps Black and mixed Black heritage students studying geography at university
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Scholarship fund helps Black and mixed Black heritage students studying geography at university

Esri UK and Black Geographers today announced that this year’s Geospatial Scholarship Fund is now open to applicants. Two awards will be made this academic year, consisting of an Undergraduate Award of £30,000 and a Masters Award of £20,000, to study within the disciplines of..

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Why are Women Needed in STEM a Post-Pandemic, Post-Brexit Britain?
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Why are Women Needed in STEM a Post-Pandemic, Post-Brexit Britain?

According to 2019 figures from the UK Government, there are now just over a million women (1,019,400) in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce. This translates to an increase of more than 350,000 women (24%) entering these areas of work. While this may..

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Digital Media lecturer develops new TV series for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing
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Digital Media lecturer develops new TV series for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing

University of Gloucestershire lecturer Mitch Turnbull – an award-winning documentary film-maker – has co-developed a new TV series commissioned by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. Over four episodes, Wild Visitors to my Home, provides viewers with expert hints, tips and information, communicated via British..

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High-flying students compete for place on aerospace residential
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High-flying students compete for place on aerospace residential

The Royal Air Force Museum, in partnership with Northrop Grumman in the UK, is offering UK students a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to stay on base at RAF Cosford and immerse themselves in aerospace engineering and technology Students with a passion for STEM will compete in a..

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Applications open for new degree apprenticeships in Operations and IT
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Applications open for new degree apprenticeships in Operations and IT

The University of Gloucestershire is starting to work with the  Zurich Insurance Group to deliver new degree apprenticeships in Operations and IT. Starting in September 2022, these high-level apprenticeships combine workplace learning with an honours degree – and applications are now open. On these programmes,..

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New apprentices set to join UK’s film and TV sector thanks to new investment
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New apprentices set to join UK’s film and TV sector thanks to new investment

Forty apprentices in roles desperately needed by UK’s booming film and television industry are to be recruited by ScreenSkills with major industry partners thanks to Department for Education funding announced today. ScreenSkills, the skills body for the UK’s screen industries, is among national employers awarded..

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Next generation of employees want to work closer to home
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Next generation of employees want to work closer to home

86% of young people surveyed would prefer a job local to where they live Research commissioned by BAE Systems, also found that more young people would now consider an apprenticeship Other key priorities for young people for their future careers are a job that makes a..

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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 recent protests that have sparked the global debates around diversity and inclusion, and with institutional racism being a key focus of conversations, how can leaders develop and develop truly equitable workplace environments, whilst putting a better focus on increasing racial equity? The shifting focus..

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Ignite Training appoints Steph McNeil as new Head of Education
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Ignite Training appoints Steph McNeil as new Head of Education

Ignite Training has hired Steph McNeil as Head of Education to support the growth and development of the company’s apprenticeship and adult education services. Ms McNeil will ensure Ignite’s apprenticeship and adult education provisions are planned, prepared and delivered to the highest possible standards across..

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Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups make up 26% of gym membership
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Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups make up 26% of gym membership

Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups make up 26% of the membership in UK gyms and leisure centres. While this indicates a positive representation in public leisure facilities, research from Sport England shows stark inequalities in  overall, with only 58% of black people and 54% of..

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JTL launches new video channel for personal and professional development
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JTL launches new video channel for personal and professional development

JTL, the leading training provider to the building service engineering sector, has launched a new online channel called Tune Up to help those in the sector improve their personal and professional development; taking them beyond the technical skills that JTL has helped develop in its..

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Seventy percent of jobs are never published publicly, so Networking for your career is essential
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Seventy percent of jobs are never published publicly, so Networking for your career is essential

Networking is vital for those who want to move up in their career. 85% of jobs are filled through networking. In fact, according to LinkedIn, 70% of jobs are never published publicly. These jobs are either posted internally or are created specifically for candidates that recruiters..

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Stop asking female interviewees how much they earn says UK charity
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Stop asking female interviewees how much they earn says UK charity

Companies are being urged to stop asking interviewees about their previous salary, over concerns it keeps women earning less than men, a charity has said. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality, said this practice is particularly pointless in London, where four out of ten people lie..

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Controversy as Stonewall accuser is expected to join the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
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Controversy as Stonewall accuser is expected to join the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

A part-time judge who once accused Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity, of misrepresenting the law is now in the running to work on the country's equalities watchdog. Akua Reindorf, who once accused the LGBTQ+ charity of failing to uphold free speech,..

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Survey suggests that Black footballers have a 30% greater chance of getting a red card.
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Survey suggests that Black footballers have a 30% greater chance of getting a red card.

Black footballer Emmanuel Bonaventure of Watford tops the list of cards given in the 2021/22 season with a total in 14 games of six cards, while Paul Pogba another black player from Manchester United has four cards. Are they being targeted, just because they are..

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Are companies including diversity and inclusion in their policies just to look good?
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Are companies including diversity and inclusion in their policies just to look good?

Go back say ten years, and if you asked the average CEO of a major UK organisation about their Diversity and Inclusion policies, they probably needed to ask their PR department what you were talking about. Move forward and in the past few years so..

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UK jobs recruitment drive falls short of its diversity and inclusion targets
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UK jobs recruitment drive falls short of its diversity and inclusion targets

The most common action to boost diversity and inclusion is to review job descriptions to check for potential bias against people with protected characteristics. UK businesses are trying to boost diversity and inclusion (D&I) when recruiting new candidates, but only half say their practices are..

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BAME acronym: UK broadcasters commit to avoiding catch-all term
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BAME acronym: UK broadcasters commit to avoiding catch-all term

UK broadcasters have committed to avoiding the use of the acronym BAME "wherever possible" following the publication of an industry report. The catch-all description for black, Asian and minority ethnic people will be ditched in favour of the use of more specific terms to describe..

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Law Commission recommends adding disability to list of hate crimes
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Law Commission recommends adding disability to list of hate crimes

The Law Commission has announced recommendations to reform hate crime legislation to ensure that disabled and LGBT+ victims receive the same protections as victims with other protected characteristics (race and religion). If enacted, the reforms would ensure all five characteristics are protected equally by the law...

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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

Unexpected events force us to question ourselves. They can push us out of our comfort zones, and cause our priorities to shift. 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..

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Equality and Diversity in Women’s professional Football is improving
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Equality and Diversity in Women’s professional Football is improving

England’s Women’s football team are now getting the same appearance fees as the Men Equality in sports seems to be catching up, with Tennis and Football starting to pave the way with similar prize money and appearance fees. Recently the Football Association has revealed that..

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New legal fund to tackle race discrimination
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New legal fund to tackle race discrimination

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have launched a landmark fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice. The Race Legal Support Fund sees the regulator dedicate one of its biggest ever funds to legal work to fight race discrimination. Open for a..

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LGBT rights sailor rewarded for championing diversity in maritime
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LGBT rights sailor rewarded for championing diversity in maritime

Second Officer Paul Owen and fifteen other mariners were awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for outstanding service and contribution to the maritime sector. Two trailblazing activists promoting the rights of women and LGBT+ members in the maritime community have recently been recognised for their achievements. Second Officer..

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Lewis Hamilton pledges £20m to new charity Mission 44
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Lewis Hamilton pledges £20m to new charity Mission 44

Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has made a personal pledge of £20 million to a new charity aimed at empowering young people from under-represented groups in the U.K.. Hamilton's new charity, Mission 44, was launched on Tuesday and is committed to creating opportunities for..

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Shoosmiths launches Diversity & Inclusion product under Connected Services offering
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Shoosmiths launches Diversity & Inclusion product under Connected Services offering

The non-legal advice arm of leading UK law firm Shoosmiths, Shoosmiths8 Connected Services (Shoosmiths8), has added a new product focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) to its roster since launching in March this year. Shoosmiths8 provides non-legal products to its clients, complementing the firm’s existing..

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Bank of England admits major failings in promoting Diversity after Bank’s governing court’s report
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Bank of England admits major failings in promoting Diversity after Bank’s governing court’s report

The governor of the  has pledged to do more to tackle systemic racial inequality after a hard-hitting review found the 327-year-old institution was failing to do enough to promote diversity. In an article for the Guardian, Governor of the Bank of England, ,  conceded that a..

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Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be his most valuable achievement
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Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be his most valuable achievement

Hamilton said he hoped the findings of a study he commissioned into improving the representation of minorities in the industry would be "part of my legacy".   The report was conducted in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering. "I look back at my young..

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FA Strongly Condemn Racist abuse against England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka who all missed penalties
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FA Strongly Condemn Racist abuse against England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka who all missed penalties

The Football Association has condemned racist abuse aimed at England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka after Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy. All three players missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss and were targeted on social media after the game...

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Euro 2020: Diverse England Football Team that is Winning many new Fans.
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Euro 2020: Diverse England Football Team that is Winning many new Fans.

The countries’ hopes for football silverware rest on racially diverse team members who are equally active on off-field matters. There are millions of fans ecstatic that England’s men’s team has reached the final of a major tournament – Euro 2020 – for the first time..

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British Cycling say only 5% of riders are currently black on their Cycling Talent Development programmes
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British Cycling say only 5% of riders are currently black on their Cycling Talent Development programmes

British Cycling has announced it is offering more scholarships to widen access to education and coaching opportunities as part of a new plan to boost diversity. There Ride strategy focuses on equality, diversity, and inclusion to ensure riders of all backgrounds can fulfil their cycling..

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Liverpool attacks on young Bisexual Teenager
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Liverpool attacks on young Bisexual Teenager

Josh Ormrod is a music student from Buxton, living in Liverpool, and he is bisexual. In the early hours of 17 June, he was beaten up outside a bar in the city. "It's 2021, things are supposed to be better for us now," says 19-year-old..

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UK Startups Lack Gender Diversity in Top Technical Jobs
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UK Startups Lack Gender Diversity in Top Technical Jobs

Women account for about 2-3% of engineering and technology directors in startups and scaleups. In a recent report published by Computer Weekly’s Angelica Mari, she states that the proportion of women occupying technology-focused senior roles in UK startups and scaleups is still tiny, despite the hiring growth seen recently,..

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At Interviews People Didn’t Believe My CV.
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At Interviews People Didn’t Believe My CV.

When portfolio board director Shefaly Yogendra first came to the UK, she faced many challenges getting a job. "One of the first hurdles I experienced in the UK was not having blue-chip names on my CV," she told the BBC in a recent interview. "Some..

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Businesses with Targeted Racial Equity Measures had 60% Higher Revenues
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Businesses with Targeted Racial Equity Measures had 60% Higher Revenues

As the UK gradually recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, firms need to make inclusion part of their future strategy, experts say. Firms that provide targeted support for ethnic minority groups earn on average 58 per cent more revenue than businesses that do..

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Employers not doing enough to nurture female talent in tech
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Employers not doing enough to nurture female talent in tech

Study shows only one in four female tech professionals felt uncomfortable to ask their employer for a salary increase—showing there’s still a long way to go on the road to gender equality in the workplace. The latest annual report from specialist tech staffing firm has..

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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in Maritime.
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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in Maritime.

Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, is shining a spotlight on the Diversity in Maritime Programme, one year from its launch. Diversity in Maritime aims to promote a fair, equal, and inclusive UK maritime sector that embraces diversity and creates a supportive..

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission leaves Stonewall Diversity Scheme
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission leaves Stonewall Diversity Scheme

Britain's human rights watchdog has not renewed its membership of a diversity scheme run by LGBT group Stonewall. The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it told Stonewall it would be leaving the Diversity Champions scheme in March. Members pay Stonewall a fee and allow it to..

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Royal Navy Promotes Jersey Woman as First Female Admiral
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Royal Navy Promotes Jersey Woman as First Female Admiral

The Royal Navy has appointed its first female admiral, and Commodore Jude Terry will take up the rank of rear admiral in August 2022. Cdre Terry will take on the roles of the Royal Navy's director of people and training and naval secretary. Whilst she..

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Racism in schools: time for less talk and more real action, says Learning Hive
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Racism in schools: time for less talk and more real action, says Learning Hive

Feedback from forum sessions show racial biases and segregation between communities are still prevalent in educational settings Efforts to address racism in school settings have been discussed at length by governments, local authorities and school leaders, but feedback from parents and those working in local..

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Pandemic internships more likely to be unpaid and face-to-face
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Pandemic internships more likely to be unpaid and face-to-face

Work experience has been scarce during the pandemic, but students undertaking opportunities are more likely to have been unpaid and worked in person. Prospects', part of Jisc, survey of more than 3,000 university and sixth form/college students shows that since a quarter of students lost..

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Over half of LGBTQI students in Europe bullied in school
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Over half of LGBTQI students in Europe bullied in school

More than one in two LGBTQI students in Europe have suffered bullying based on their sexuality, the UN educational, cultural and scientific body (UNESCO) said on Monday, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia. In a survey of more than 17,000 youngsters aged 13 to..

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It was a Big Night for Women’s Football -So Why are there so few BAME players in English women’s football?
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It was a Big Night for Women’s Football -So Why are there so few BAME players in English women’s football?

Barcelona took the Champions League Women’s trophy after they beat Chelsea 4-0 this Sunday at the Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg Sweden. Barcelona are the first club to have won the men’s and ladies Champions League and is also the biggest margin of victory since..

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A Quarter of Students have Decided to Pursue a Tech Career Since the Pandemic
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A Quarter of Students have Decided to Pursue a Tech Career Since the Pandemic

Almost a quarter (22%) of 16-17-year-old have decided to pursue a career in tech since the pandemic. That is according to research from UK Talent Works, which surveyed over 400 UK students and tech professionals in the early stages of their careers on their education..

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Half of students concerned about impact of pandemic tuition on job prospects
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Half of students concerned about impact of pandemic tuition on job prospects

Half of students are worried that lockdown teaching will affect them after graduation  A third of UK students consider another year of education to make up for lost learning  One third of third-year students delay entering the workplace for another year One in 10 admit..

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Professional services firms named as UK’s top 25 employers
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Professional services firms named as UK’s top 25 employers

LinkedIn the Social business platform has unveiled the most attractive companies to work for in the UK. The list features five professional services firms, with the list finding that PwC, Deloitte, EY, Wipro and Accenture each offer industry leading opportunities for their employees. LinkedIn is..

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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in the Maritime Industries
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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in the Maritime Industries

Diversity in Maritime aims to promote a fair, equal, and inclusive UK maritime sector that embraces diversity and creates a supportive and open environment for all to be able to achieve their potential. The programme works closely with the Maritime Skills Commission to ensure the..

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PROUD TO BE: Black History Month UK launches theme for Black history Month 2021
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PROUD TO BE: Black History Month UK launches theme for Black history Month 2021

New campaign for Black History Month 2021 invites Black and Brown people around the UK to share what they are Proud To Be – for a festival of celebration in October Black History Month UK magazine is launching a new campaign to mark Black History..

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Church of England shortlists must include ethnic minorities, report says
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Church of England shortlists must include ethnic minorities, report says

All shortlists for senior Church of England posts must include at least one ethnic minority candidate, a report has said. It is one of 47 recommendations made by the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Taskforce, which was established last year after the Black Lives Matter protests. It said..

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Entertainment Industry Launches Anti-racism Toolkit
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Entertainment Industry Launches Anti-racism Toolkit

Many organisations covering the performing arts and wider cultural sector in the UK, including the National Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith and the Royal Shakespeare Company, have agreed to track their progress tackling racism as part of a newly launched initiative by diversity organisation Inc Arts..

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Study of gender inequality in marketing academic journals shows men hold over two thirds of editorial board positions
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Study of gender inequality in marketing academic journals shows men hold over two thirds of editorial board positions

Women are significantly underrepresented in the editorial boards of marketing academic journals, and awards and recognition favour men, new research from the University of Bath School of Management has found. In their study ‘It’s hard to be what you can’t see’ - gender representation in..

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