The 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.

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..

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Societal engagement as a pathway to equality, diversity and inclusion in science
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Societal engagement as a pathway to equality, diversity and inclusion in science

The Societal Engagement Team hosted a thought-provoking conference for Imperial staff looking at the role of societal engagement in equality,..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the UK Atomic Energy Authority
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the UK Atomic Energy Authority

The UK Atomic Energy Authority runs the United Kingdom’s national nuclear fusion energy research programme. Fusion is the process that..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Who is included? A black woman’s account of prison employment
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Who is included? A black woman’s account of prison employment

Whenever I tell people about my employment, I receive the same response, shock and dismay. Followed by questions about safety..

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Interview with Green Park’s Christian Bathews
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Interview with Green Park’s Christian Bathews

Christian is exactly the sort of person you want advising you on digital and technical matters. Having tackled everything from..

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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..

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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..

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Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds
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Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people. The..

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