DIVERSITY DIGEST

We will bring together all the relevant issues of the day 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. We will also look to you, the readership, to help inform and influence us on the narrative and future content development.

Has the Oscars Really Faced up to its Race Problem?
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Has the Oscars Really Faced up to its Race Problem?

Back in 2016, after another all-white set of acting nominations, the #OscarsSoWhite protest movement gained major global attention.  Five years on, how much has changed, asks Leila Latif in a BBC Culture article. It started, as so many things do nowadays, with a hashtag. In..

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Job Hunting During a Pandemic
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Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Society is changing across the world in how we live, eat and work especially since the Covid 19 Pandemic hit us. That said with the vaccine programmes in full swing, there is optimism around and that goes for employers too. The local bakery will reopen..

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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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Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?
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Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?

However first you will have to beg someone to give you a break starting at the bottom on a big epic. If you are wondering how to get into the film industry, you will find that while the runner is the most junior position in..

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Theatre Artists Fund receives a further £500k from Mackintosh Foundation on anniversary of Theatre Shutdown.
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Theatre Artists Fund receives a further £500k from Mackintosh Foundation on anniversary of Theatre Shutdown.

Created last July by director Sam Mendes, Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, the Theatre Artists Fund provides emergency financial aid to the freelancers who make up an estimated 70% of the theatre sector, many of whom have received no Government support. Cameron Mackintosh..

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“Now Is The Time” Business Leaders Urge Pm To Tackle Growing Disability Employment Gap.
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“Now Is The Time” Business Leaders Urge Pm To Tackle Growing Disability Employment Gap.

Business leaders have backed a call for the Prime Minister to deliver on his promise of a truly transformative National Strategy for Disabled People. In an open letter to Boris Johnson, business leaders including Post Office CEO, Nick Read, Schroders CEO, Peter Harrison, and Clifford..

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Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment?
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Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment?

However, there is a growing consensus that this position — whether you call it Head of Diversity and Inclusion or Chief Diversity 0fficer or Diversity Director — will be critical to an organization’s ability to grow, innovate, and compete for talent in the future. Long..

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EVENT:  Women Executives Forum: Ambition, Advancement and Career-Pathing
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EVENT: Women Executives Forum: Ambition, Advancement and Career-Pathing

The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women executives in the C-suite. As one of the 41 Drivers of Change in ForesightWorks, “Empowered Women” is a significant area of development and programmatic priority for ASAE. Through the Women Executives Forum, ASAE explores..

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EVENT: Putting a stop to microaggressions and banter – organisational approaches
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EVENT: Putting a stop to microaggressions and banter – organisational approaches

We know that it is the subtle forms of exclusion which are the most insidious and which can be the most destructive when we are seeking to build inclusive cultures. Microaggressions and exclusionary behaviours such as banter prevent us from creating workplaces that feel safe..

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EVENT: Intersectionality in the Workplace
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EVENT: Intersectionality in the Workplace

Intersectionality is a much used term in the world of D&I and current events mean it is becoming more frequently bandied around.  We know that individuals are a complex product of multiple identities, but how do we take account of this as part of our..

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EVENT: Tackling Trans Inclusion Further Than ‘Trans 101’
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EVENT: Tackling Trans Inclusion Further Than ‘Trans 101’

Transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people’s workplace experiences are often negative. Sadly, it is all too common for trans people to face discrimination, isolation and abuse, both in public and at work, despite specific protections under the Equality Act. In recent years, overt discrimination and..

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Advance HE invites applications to join its Board of Directors
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Advance HE invites applications to join its Board of Directors

Advance HE is looking to appoint a number of new members to its Board of Directors. The appointments come at a time when Advance HE is about to launch its new strategy ‘to help higher education be the best it can be’. Stephen Marston, recently..

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UK Towns with Multicultural Diversity do much Better Economically
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UK Towns with Multicultural Diversity do much Better Economically

The UK largely celebrates its diversity and cultures too which is what makes it so special. However why is the UK so Multicultural? UK Skills Shortages – Immigration built the UK’s diverse population. The UK’s an attractive place to live. The British Empire – The..

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BBC  to require 95% of Staff to Attend ‘Unconscious Bias’ Training.
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BBC  to require 95% of Staff to Attend ‘Unconscious Bias’ Training.

The corporation is also aiming for 50% of LGBT employees to be 'out' at work, based on the proportion of people identifying as gay or transgender who state in an annual staff survey that they have revealed their sexuality to their manager. The BBC says it..

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London’s Top Companies Improved Representation for Ethnic Minorities
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London’s Top Companies Improved Representation for Ethnic Minorities

A new survey shows that the number of FTSE 100 companies who had at least one director for an ethnic minority group on their board grew from 54 to 81. It marks rapid progress at the top level of the business world between January 2020..

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Regulators join forces to safeguard rights of people in health and social care
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Regulators join forces to safeguard rights of people in health and social care

A  outlines how both regulators will improve co-operation and the exchange of information between them on equality and human rights issues. For example, the EHRC will share any intelligence with the CQC where it may have concerns about the equality and human rights standards of health..

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Employers in the UK report downbeat hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2021.
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Employers in the UK report downbeat hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2021.

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter 2021 has just been published,  It was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,306 employers in the UK. All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in..

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Will Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch Quit Over LGBT Stance?
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Will Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch Quit Over LGBT Stance?

Jayne Ozanne quit the panel, along with two other advisers, claiming delays in banning conversion therapy. She told the BBC Ms Badenoch did not understand the LGBT+ community and should stand aside for someone who "had more heart for the work". The government vowed to..

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How to become a non-executive director
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How to become a non-executive director

NEDs are vital to any organisation for several reasons, bringing specialist expertise and valuable insights and their independence from the main management of the company, also makes them ideal for monitoring and evaluating a company’s executive directors. In practice you will most likely be expected..

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So, You Want to Be A Teacher?
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So, You Want to Be A Teacher?

However, to become a qualified teacher in a state-maintained school across the UK, first you will need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Entry is generally quite competitive; however, you may stand a better chance of success applying for shortage..

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Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
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Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

A popular postgraduate academic qualification leading to QTS, is the PGCE. This is a one-year course focused on developing your teaching skills and underpinning your knowledge. Available for primary and secondary, you are expected to have a good understanding of your age range and/or chosen..

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Building a Legacy of Inclusion: Results From Our First Film and Series Diversity Study
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Building a Legacy of Inclusion: Results From Our First Film and Series Diversity Study

When we launched our first TV shows in 2013 like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, we aspired to tell stories that weren’t available elsewhere. Not only in terms of the variety we offered,  but also the people and cultures we brought to the screen...

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The University of Law appoints Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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The University of Law appoints Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

With a career in higher education spanning over 20 years, Patrick joins ULaw from The University of Manchester, where he led the institution on all areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the past 13 years. Joining ULaw’s Executive Board, Patrick will report directly to..

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The annual Advance HE  – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021
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The annual Advance HE – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021

Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: Creative thinking in tackling inequality The theme of this conference speaks to the reality of EDI work in both HE and FE - a growing focus for attention internally and externally, ambitious, analytical, forward-looking, practical and increasingly complex. As EDI..

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Join the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Team -Your NHS needs you NOW.
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Join the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Team -Your NHS needs you NOW.

The response of current NHS staff and those who have come forward to help out – whether the tens of thousands of former staff and students, or the hundreds of thousands of volunteers – has been nothing short of inspirational, and played a major role..

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Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks
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Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks

Fancy ‘Springing into Tech’ with an insight week with the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q? Want to know how our marketing teams make sure potential customers know about our innovative products and services? Want to influence..

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Working in an Ad Agency
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Working in an Ad Agency

Often featured in Movies or TV series, top advertising agencies can be both glamorous and well paid. Being able to sell yourself as well as products, is also going to be crucial for a job in advertising. In our 24-hour grind, we the general public..

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Report Reveals That BAME Representation Went Backwards In British TV Last Year
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Report Reveals That BAME Representation Went Backwards In British TV Last Year

Diversity went into reverse in the British television industry last year, a damning new report has revealed, despite a global reckoning over racism and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. The , a membership network of major British..

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Number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years
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Number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years

The government-backed Hampton-Alexander review, which was launched back in 2016, achieved its target of 33% of board positions on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies to be held by women by December 2020. The number of women on these boards rose from 682 to 1,026..

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Regulators join forces to protect people in the financial sector
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Regulators join forces to protect people in the financial sector

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help protect people in financial service markets. The MoU sets out how the EHRC and FCA will share information with each other about businesses..

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Diversity award for the Student Loans Company
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Diversity award for the Student Loans Company

The organisation has been awarded Investors in Diversity (IiD) accreditation by the National Centre for Diversity (NCD). The accreditation follows an assessment during which SLC was able to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to embedding equality, diversity, inclusion and fairness in all that it does. The..

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UK Youth Report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on youth services
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UK Youth Report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on youth services

In a report published today, UK Youth reveals the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth services. Today’s report shows the true scale of the substantial increase in demand for services against the rapid decrease in funding. Preliminary data, first published in December, revealed that..

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How About a Career in Film Distribution?
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How About a Career in Film Distribution?

With the global appetite for watching new movies on Netflix and other sources, at an all-time high, film distribution is now playing an even more important requirement for the film industry. However, in order to get a movie up and running, a movie producer will..

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Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?
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Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?

We cannot expect to compete with the likes of the late great Sir Captain Tom Moore; however, you could consider doing your bit for your fellow human beings and join the Charity Sector. Competition for jobs is high, and top charities can afford to select..

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Gender pay gap regulation enforcement to start in October
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Gender pay gap regulation enforcement to start in October

Due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, enforcement action against employers failing to report their gender pay gap will start on 5 October 2021, the Equality and Human rights Commission (EHRC) has announced. Enforcement for the reporting year 2019/20 was suspended in March..

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Ellen Pugh – Ensuring continued steps towards gender equality
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Ellen Pugh – Ensuring continued steps towards gender equality

Throughout February 2021, Advance HE will be focussing on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in higher education (HE). It falls at a time when many countries around the world are in lockdown or have other measures in place to reduce social mixing. There..

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Advance HE to conduct national survey on perceptions of STEM education
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Advance HE to conduct national survey on perceptions of STEM education

Advance HE is to review and remodel the Engineering Brand Monitor (EBM), an annual survey of understanding and knowledge of STEM (particularly engineering) on young people, their parents, and teachers for .  is a not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire..

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Do You Have Job Search Plan?
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Do You Have Job Search Plan?

Where for example should you look for the current vacancies….is it really worth going to job agencies…. are you writing a convincing covering letter when applying??? Sounds complicated, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can hopefully attract the employer’s attention, and jump..

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Swansea Player Affected by Racial Abuse
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Swansea Player Affected by Racial Abuse

Yan Dhanda was racially abused on Instagram following Swansea's loss to Manchester City last week; the midfielder revealed the messages hit him harder than he thought they would; Dhanda, however, refuses to leave social media, feeling the abuser would then win. The incident occurred following..

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Lisa Francis – The difference equalities policies can make
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Lisa Francis – The difference equalities policies can make

Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health illnesses and I volunteered as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I helped people physically and mentally which was a very rewarding..

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Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?
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Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?

LinkedIn has a staggering 450 million members globally, so it has become a fantastic way for you to connect and be found. In fact, 1000s of recruiters and employers search LinkedIn daily to find suitable candidates for their job vacancies. They may want to interview..

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Natasha Mann named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Universal Music UK
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Natasha Mann named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Universal Music UK

Making her move after 12 years at Island Records, she will work closely with Universal Music UK’s senior leadership team “to build on, shape and communicate the company’s mission and policies around diversity and inclusion”, according to a press statement. Her wide-ranging brief will include..

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New report shows undeniable lack of diversity in UK company boardrooms
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New report shows undeniable lack of diversity in UK company boardrooms

UK  companies  may end up paying a financial price for a lack of boardroom diversity after a report revealed an overwhelming presence of white males in leadership roles at small cap UK firms. The warning came from Alexandra Altinger, the chief executive of JO Hambro Capital noted..

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No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 
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No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 

“Social work is about working out a way to make life better for a child in a difficult situation, using whatever resources you have available. That could mean working with the family, the child’s school, youth workers and the police. This also means understanding the..

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How to Choose the right graduate employer
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How to Choose the right graduate employer

Even within a single career area, employers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they offer a diverse range of working environments, training options and opportunities for career development. With so many organisations to explore it’s worth sparing some time to reflect on..

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Using Social Media for Job Prospecting
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Using Social Media for Job Prospecting

In this day and age the Internet is an integral part of our lives. Some see it as detrimental to us as a society, whilst others view it as a marvellous creation that has helped improve the lives of millions of people across the world...

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Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home
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Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home

The current pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges to university students across the country. Social distancing measures, self-isolation and working from home can all easily lead to feelings of boredom and loneliness, which can affect mental health and make it difficult to study..

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Step up to social work
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Step up to social work

Graduates and career changers to child and family social work will be given hands-on training to become the next generation of social workers. This is part of the UK Government's Plan for Jobs which is protecting, supporting and creating jobs across the country. Gateshead Council..

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Birmingham is the number one targeted University by UK’s top graduate employers
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Birmingham is the number one targeted University by UK’s top graduate employers

The University of Birmingham has been named the most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2021. The survey, conducted during December 2020, assessed the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic had on graduate recruitment in 2020 and..

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London Mayor announces members of new landmark Commission
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London Mayor announces members of new landmark Commission

15 members of new landmark Commission to ensure London’s historic achievements are properly reflected across the capital Drive for greater diversity across the public realm – including statues, street names, building names and memorials Commissioners will work with an expert Partners Board and a Borough..

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Santander Universities Launches The Black Inclusion Programme
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Santander Universities Launches The Black Inclusion Programme

Santander Universities UK’s mission is to support students from diverse backgrounds into university, work and self-employment. Collaborating with a large network of university partners, Santander Universities UK has spent over ten successful years removing barriers to higher education and, in turn, providing life changing opportunities..

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Here’s what the nation wants to study online in 2021, as experts give their top five tips for remote learning
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Here’s what the nation wants to study online in 2021, as experts give their top five tips for remote learning

Online learning has become the new normal since last March, and since the most recent lockdown was announced, searches for how to learn new skills online have increased by 218%1, suggesting more people want to utilise their spare time at home to learn. Research collated..

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“I just knew an apprenticeship was the right path for me…”
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“I just knew an apprenticeship was the right path for me…”

When Karl Rouse found himself working as a forklift truck driver in his mid-twenties, he came to an important realisation: there must be more to life than shifting goods around a warehouse the size of a football field! “I was just getting by and I..

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Heather Small is confirmed as new Patron for the Iris Prize
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Heather Small is confirmed as new Patron for the Iris Prize

Organisers of the Cardiff based Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival are delighted to have  confirm the appointment of Heather Small as a patron of the organisation. The world-famous soul singer achieved huge success in the 90s with the group M People, selling over 10 million..

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An Activist’s Reflection on the History of LGBT+ History Month in the UK by Sue Sanders
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An Activist’s Reflection on the History of LGBT+ History Month in the UK by Sue Sanders

Thinking back, when growing up in London in the 1950s, I knew nothing  about gay and lesbian people, and even less about LGBT history. When  I was a kid, there were two gay men who lived next door; one worked at  Decca, the then record..

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How To Make A Fighting First Impression
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How To Make A Fighting First Impression

You don’t have long to show your best side to your potential employer. Think about when you meet someone for the first time, you tend to make your assumptions about them pretty quickly. For us non-hiring managers, we have a chance to meet people more..

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Interview Tips For Internships
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Interview Tips For Internships

However, as long as you are thoroughly prepared for what lies ahead, there is no reason why your nerves cannot be used to your advantage to help you to enhance your performance. Preparation When attending an interview for an internship, it is just as important..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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How to become a confident public speaker

If you dislike talking in public you’re not alone; millions of people dislike standing in front of an audience. However, fear of public speaking might be damaging for a career. No matter how strong your technical skills and qualifications you are at a serious disadvantage..

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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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Video sign language enables students to have more meaningful conversations with each other
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Video sign language enables students to have more meaningful conversations with each other

Video sign language enables students to have more meaningful conversations with each other – with huge benefits for wellbeing and potentially for learning. In 2020 university students relied more than ever on Wi-Fi connection and experienced a loss of personal connection with family at home,..

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KICK IT OUT Announces new CEO
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KICK IT OUT Announces new CEO

Kick It Out has announced the appointment of Tony Burnett as its new Chief Executive Officer. Tony will take up his role on 1st February 2021. Tony is an experienced diversity and inclusion specialist and business leader, having successfully supported a number of public and..

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Equality body welcomes Police Scotland action on flexible working
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Equality body welcomes Police Scotland action on flexible working

Police Scotland’s work to prevent sex discrimination against female officers who request flexible working arrangements has today been welcomed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland, who described the progress made as “transformational” in ensuring flexible working arrangements are available to police officers,..

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Coronavirus and its Impact on Different Ethnic Groups
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Coronavirus and its Impact on Different Ethnic Groups

According to a report published by the Office of National Statistics, most ethnic groups in the UK experienced a worsening of their self-reported mental health between 2019 and April 2020. This was based on their GHQ-12 score, after adjusting for age, sex, socio-economic classification (NS-SEC),..

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UK Schools spread misinformation about Hinduism, resulting in bullying & racial hate crime, report suggests
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UK Schools spread misinformation about Hinduism, resulting in bullying & racial hate crime, report suggests

A report [1] published by INSIGHT UK today reveals that pupils leave school with an incorrect and sparse understanding of Hinduism. INSIGHT UK is an organisation that aims to address the concerns of the British Hindu and British Indian communities. The document titled "A report..

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New Programme Launched to Increase Number of Black Students Studying at University of Bath
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New Programme Launched to Increase Number of Black Students Studying at University of Bath

University launches Target Bath, which will see 50 Black British students receive free and personalised support to successfully apply Scheme launched in partnership with diversity recruitment specialist Rare, which runs the successful Target Oxbridge programme Participants will hear from Black British students studying at the..

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Housebuilder Launches First Graduate Scheme to Attract and Develop its Future Leaders
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Housebuilder Launches First Graduate Scheme to Attract and Develop its Future Leaders

Top ten national and leading Partnership homebuilder Keepmoat Homes has launched its first ever graduate scheme as it looks to find six new recruits ready to follow in the footsteps of its Chief Executive Officer Tim Beale who started in the industry as a graduate..

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Junior job market ‘crisis’ – Hiring of industry hopefuls grinds to a halt
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Junior job market ‘crisis’ – Hiring of industry hopefuls grinds to a halt

Junior job market ‘crisis’ as companies freeze the hiring of industry hopefuls  UX roles and health writers become ‘golden ticket’ jobs making them the industry’s ‘most wanted’  Wages flat-line as UK advertisers pull more than £1.1bn spend during Covid lockdown  Influx of C-suite level candidates..

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Biggest drop in graduate jobs since ‘Great Recession’
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Biggest drop in graduate jobs since ‘Great Recession’

The number of graduate jobs dropped by 12% in 2020 with the majority of employers anticipating further decline next year, reports Institute of Student Employers (ISE).  reports that this is the largest fall in graduate recruitment since 2008/9 when the market contracted by 25%1. While..

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Universities are Perpetuating Institutional Racism, Finds Report
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Universities are Perpetuating Institutional Racism, Finds Report

The report recommends that vice-chancellors undergo training to improve racial literacy as part of a sector-wide crackdown, amid calls on senior leaders to admit where there are problems of racism at their institutions. This would include measures to improve understanding and awareness of racism among..

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Tackling structural race inequality in higher education
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Tackling structural race inequality in higher education

The events of 2020 have at times made me pause and reflect. Earlier this year, I wrote a piece for Wonkhe which reflected on when I first started working on addressing degree awarding gaps. That was back in 2008. I reflect even further, to when..

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Close to one million Rainbow Laces snapped up for LGBT+ inclusion in sport
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Close to one million Rainbow Laces snapped up for LGBT+ inclusion in sport

Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, is re-launching its award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with TeamPride, for the fifth year. Since the campaign’s conception, the charity has sent out close to one million pairs of their Rainbow Laces and..

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Beginners’ guide to networking
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Beginners’ guide to networking

This might surprise you: only around 40% of jobs are advertised! That means that the majority of jobs are filled without advertising – by word of mouth or by networking. Networking can simply be the passing on of information. You network every day, whether you..

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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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Five leading UK universities to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged Black British students
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Five leading UK universities to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged Black British students

Cowrie Scholarship Foundation partners with five leading UK universities to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged Black British students (CSF), a new charitable foundation aiming to raise £500,000 to provide scholarships for disadvantaged Black British students, has secured partnerships with Queen Mary University London,..

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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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Creating legacy change across the building services engineering sector
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Creating legacy change across the building services engineering sector

Otis Boykin, Lincoln Hawkins, Garrett Morgan, Shirley Jackson, Lewis Latimer, Marie Van Britten…just to name a few people who have had an impact on our world – but does everyone know who these people are? These are all people from the Black, Asian and Minority..

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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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Simon Tse  – We need to talk about race. And do better.
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Simon Tse – We need to talk about race. And do better.

When I was asked if I would become Cabinet Office Race Champion by the previous Permanent Secretary Sir John Manzoni in October 2019, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I was honoured to be asked, and being the first person from an ethnic minority to..

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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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Raj Tulsiani – Making an Unconscious Decision
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Raj Tulsiani – Making an Unconscious Decision

Unconscious bias is everywhere. It’s an integral part of being a human being. It’s the reason why we feel comfortable with people we assume are similar to us and why organisations often hire or promote the same sort of people, leading to a mini-me culture...

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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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