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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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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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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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Time to speak up: some necessary words about racism
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Time to speak up: some necessary words about racism

In September 2016 nine people from Black Lives Matter UK chained themselves together on the runway at London City airport to protest against racial injustice. Seven of them were arrested after passengers complained about inconvenience, and the nation failed to see what the fuss was..

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Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector
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Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector

This follows a successful pilot that PRIME undertook last year, involving member firms Brodies, DWF, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons, along with support from Thorntons. 23 firms have already signed up to host 25 two-hour workshops. The sessions will be delivered to students in..

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It’s time we start to talk about Culture Add, not Culture fit
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It’s time we start to talk about Culture Add, not Culture fit

It was about 15 years ago that I made the transition from middle management recruitment in local government into executive level positions. I remember meeting a Corporate Director, who happened to be female and from a BAME background and almost being starstruck about her list..

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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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Dr Victor Olisa – Time to prevent our UK police service morphing into a US-style police force
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Dr Victor Olisa – Time to prevent our UK police service morphing into a US-style police force

In the United Kingdom, the institution of policing is praised around the world for its service style of policing. Yet evolving changes in the language and style of policing in the UK are shifting that style towards more ‘enforcement’ than ‘service’ for Black people. Under..

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Organisations need to take real action against racism
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Organisations need to take real action against racism

I waited a little anxiously on the stage as the chair of the conference stood at the podium welcoming everyone. I was next up and going through my talk in my head I was only partially concentrating on her remarks. And then she got my..

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Is Introvert Bias on Your Radar?
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Is Introvert Bias on Your Radar?

 There are many misconceptions about introversion that have shaped the way many people view introverts and how they treat them in the workplace. This conversation highlighted this. Because I was being social, it was assumed I couldn’t be introverted. The misconceptions include, all introverts are..

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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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UK Student Talent Champions NHS and Public Sector as Preferred Places to Start Their Careers
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UK Student Talent Champions NHS and Public Sector as Preferred Places to Start Their Careers

, a survey which has tracked career aspirations and preferences of the future talent pool over the last 30 years, identifies the most coveted employers in the eyes of our future workforce. This year’s survey, which ran from October 2019 - March 2020 and partially accounts..

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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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50 years is too long to wait for equal pay
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50 years is too long to wait for equal pay

What is equal pay and why does it matter? For 50 years women have had the legal right to be paid the same as a man for doing similar work. And yet we still don’t have equal pay in this country. This hard-won legal right..

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Rhammel O’Dwyer-Afflick – Black Lives Matter, Always.
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Rhammel O’Dwyer-Afflick – Black Lives Matter, Always.

Devastated by the crippling pain of racist injustice. It was difficult to coin these words because it feels personal. It hurts knowing that despite decades of protesting and speaking out we still have to face issues of systematic racism and white supremacy. It's hard to..

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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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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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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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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, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Across the College, staff at all levels take part in or deliver activities that..

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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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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 powers the Sun, and it can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future by giving the world a safer form of nuclear power...

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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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The day in the Life as a teacher
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The day in the Life as a teacher

Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. As most teachers will tell you, there’s no such..

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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programmes are run by schools or groups of schools. Many schools work in close partnerships with universities, enabling trainee teachers to gain a PGCE alongside working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Similar to non-salaried School Direct (tuition fee) programmes, they..

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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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The Grey Area – Decoding Inclusion
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The Grey Area – Decoding Inclusion

They met three years ago at a mentoring workshop and since then have shared many common interests and passions. They are both authors, trainers, coaches and passionate about inclusion. In her book: , Hira surveyed 300 women across the globe on the challenges holding them back..

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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 and racism. Then I arrive to my place of work, in my case it was four prisons in different regions over a 13-year period. I..

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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 massive tech mergers to high volume campaigns, he has extensive experience of national and international recruitment gained in the UK and the US. Now part..

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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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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 Big Bang Fair, Robotics Challenge and Energy Quest programmes would love to see more volunteer applications from women, scientists and engineers from LGBTQI and different..

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KPMG launches new Audit apprenticeship in the UK
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KPMG launches new Audit apprenticeship in the UK

Professional services firm KPMG has today announced the launch of an apprenticeship programme designed specifically for the next generation of auditors. The firm’s first ‘audit only’ apprenticeship has c140 vacancies up for grabs to school leavers across its UK office network. Places on the five..

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US Entrepreneur Launches Oxford Scholarship For Disadvantaged Black British Students
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US Entrepreneur Launches Oxford Scholarship For Disadvantaged Black British Students

The University of Oxford is launching a scholarship for disadvantaged black British students – and it will be funded by a US entrepreneur. The first of its kind, the Oxford-Arlan Hamilton and Earline Butler Sims Scholarship will start in 2020 and run for three years...

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Diversity and Equality at Eversheds Sutherland LLP
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Diversity and Equality at Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of our strategy and how we ensure our purpose and values are brought to life,” explains Eversheds Sutherland’s Co-CEO Lee Ranson. “Building a culture which is inclusive of everyone, where everyone can bring their true selves to work..

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FRONTLINE – BE THE DIFFERENCE
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FRONTLINE – BE THE DIFFERENCE

That’s why Frontline’s two-year Leadership Development programme recruits and trains resilient, change-seeking individuals, equipping them with the strength and skills needed for great social work practice whilst also studying towards fully-funded social work qualifications [cs_video column_size="1/1" video_url="https://youtu.be/84bE1M6Usz0" cs_video_view="default" video_height="250"][/cs_video] We prioritise hands-on experience through intensive..

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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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How to survive the transition from student to the world of work
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How to survive the transition from student to the world of work

If there is any advice out there amongst the wishy-washy blogs that tell you to ‘take your time’ and ‘make each application unique’, then this is it. Let’s get real and tackle some home truths that you need to sort out right away. So here..

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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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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews
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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews

Whereas we doubt if this survey is very reliable but it does give an idea of the key questions to watch out for, and to prepare answers to, at interview. Of course questions were sometimes asked in slightly different formats. For example,”Why do you want..

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An Interview with Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Centrica
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An Interview with Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Centrica

Centrica operations span across many territories. To meet and exceed the needs of our customers, in a market that is continuously evolving, it is crucial our workforce is reflective of the society in which we live and operate. It is also critical that as an..

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MI6 Speaks to The Diversity Dashboard
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MI6 Speaks to The Diversity Dashboard

For the past 5 years, MI6 has been ranked as one of the best places to work for BAME people, I took the opportunity to speak to the head of MI6, Alex Younger to ask why. DD: Tell us about yourself, what is your role..

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Health Education England and St. George’s University in the Caribbean Reach Agreement on New Program to Fill Postgraduate Medical Training Programmes in England
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Health Education England and St. George’s University in the Caribbean Reach Agreement on New Program to Fill Postgraduate Medical Training Programmes in England

At a ceremony in Grenada, leaders of Health Education England (HEE), part of the National Health Service (NHS), and St George’s University (SGU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable SGU School of Medicine graduates to undertake postgraduate training in England, with the first intake..

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LGBTQ Employees Are Paid 16% Less Than Straight Colleagues, new research suggest
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LGBTQ Employees Are Paid 16% Less Than Straight Colleagues, new research suggest

The research, which found that prejudice is prevalent in the workplace, follows a spike in activity around LinkedIn members discussing being ‘out’ at work on the networking platform, with more than twice as many posts about this topic during Pride month. The research, conducted in..

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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests
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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests

The tests, which use assessment tools designed by psychologists, are designed to reveal the truth about candidates’ abilities or personality traits. Many larger companies and organisations use them to get a more rounded picture of each candidate, rather than rely on the way candidates present themselves..

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STEM – Plugging the gender gap
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STEM – Plugging the gender gap

For centuries a stereotype has existed around the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. This is perhaps the main reason why the number of women in the industry is still at such a low level. Tragically, despite the stereotype now being incredibly out dated,..

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Know your rights as a new employee
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Know your rights as a new employee

So you’ve been looking around for a while at jobs and have finally landed yourself a position. Starting a new career can be an intimidating time, especially when you’re a student or newly graduated. You may be new to the world of work and in..

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Enterprise Named Top UK Employer
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Enterprise Named Top UK Employer

In the past 12 months, Enterprise has recruited from 151 different institutions for its graduate and internship programs, with 86% of hires from non-Russell Group universities. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been ranked as one of the top 10 U.K. employers on the Social Mobility Employer Index..

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Richard Branson Tops poll of Inspiring Entrepreneurs
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Richard Branson Tops poll of Inspiring Entrepreneurs

The Virgin Boss reigns supreme as the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneur, with Lord Sugar second. However, many Brits are taking inspiration from the US, with seven Americans in the top ten SIR Richard Branson is the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneur, followed by Lord Alan Sugar,..

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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview
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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview

Much like a highly anticipated first date, a job interview can go from pure potential to pure disaster in mere minutes. Employers shared with Diversity Digest ,  instant deal breakers and how body language can hinder a candidate’s chance of moving forward in the interview..

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Universities acting to close BAME student attainment gap
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Universities acting to close BAME student attainment gap

Led by Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, Vice President for Higher Education at the NUS, UUK and the NUS have been working with universities and students since June 2018 to tackle the disparity between the proportion of ‘top degrees’ (first or..

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The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming
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The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming

We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalization and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern society. Notwithstanding this interconnectedness, there is also growing polarization – both in the physical and digital worlds – fuelled by identity politics and the resurgence..

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De Montfort University – Leading the way in Diversity and Equality
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De Montfort University – Leading the way in Diversity and Equality

Can you tell us about DMU and what your role as Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion entails? People are at the heart of DMU, and every single person is different. As head of EDI, my role is to support the university take account of..

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The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report – 20 Years On
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The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report – 20 Years On

It is  20 years since the publication of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report. Barbara Cohen discrimination lawyer and a former Runnymede Trustee traces what became the laws and policies the Report inspired and the aspirations and expectations the Report created. The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by..

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How one Bristol man is tackling the lack of diversity in film and TV head on
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How one Bristol man is tackling the lack of diversity in film and TV head on

The  lack of diversity in the film industry is no new thing.  In 2017 a report by the British Film Institute (BFI) talked of a “pandemic lack of inclusion”, and just three per cent of the UK’s production and post-production workforce are from a black,..

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NUS Black students campaign launch a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education.
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NUS Black students campaign launch a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education.

NUS Black students campaign has launched a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education. We are following up on Race for Equality, published in 2011, which was a seminal piece of research exploring the voices of students of African, Asian, Arab..

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Royal Navy named as one of the best employers of women in Britain
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Royal Navy named as one of the best employers of women in Britain

For the second year running the Senior Service featured in The Times’s top 50 list of firms and organisations which do the most to ensure gender equality in the workplace. Female sailors wave as HMS Kent arrives home in Portsmouth The unranked list, published today,..

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78% of companies pay men more than women
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78% of companies pay men more than women

Last year saw the first mandatory gender pay gap reporting take place. By law, all organisations with more than 250 employees must publish their gender pay gap.  The deadline for the second year of gender pay gap reporting was yesterday 4 April 2019 at midnight..

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Green Park CEO shortlisted for Recruiter Award
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Green Park CEO shortlisted for Recruiter Award

2018 was a fantastic year for Raj Tulsiani, with the Green Park founder and CEO winning a clutch of international awards. But 2019 could be even better – and it’s off to a great start. With a Recruiter Awards nomination for Agency Recruitment Leader of..

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New programme to boost judicial diversity
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New programme to boost judicial diversity

Lawyers from underrepresented groups will be better supported to become judges following the launch of a new online education programme today Developed using government funding, the programme is the first joint initiative from the Judicial Diversity Forum (JDF), which aims to encourage diversity within the..

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Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report
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Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and have been subjected to unfair treatment by their employer because of their race. October 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the..

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RIBA launches gender pay guidance for practices
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RIBA launches gender pay guidance for practices

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published guidance for architecture practices on closing the gender pay gap, as part of its commitment to support a diverse and inclusive profession. The RIBA’s guidance – Close The Gap: Improving Gender Equality in Practice – outlines..

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UK Business leaders pledge to boost diversity in the workplace
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UK Business leaders pledge to boost diversity in the workplace

The UK’s Britain's biggest businesses have pledged to do more to diversify workplaces in a move which will improve career opportunities for people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. The Investing in Ethnicity conference, which took place at the Bank of England in London..

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How to Achieve and Retain a Diverse Board – Joanna Moriarty at the Clore Leadership Programme
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How to Achieve and Retain a Diverse Board – Joanna Moriarty at the Clore Leadership Programme

Arts organisations have impressively reflective, strategic leadership with significant intellectual fire-power and are often heavily involved in community cohesion. Simultaneously, they grapple with the ‘pay-to-play’ model of governance, and often have only limited control over their board appointments. How can they deliver effective and diverse..

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Battle for Top Graduate Talent Has Never Been Fiercer
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Battle for Top Graduate Talent Has Never Been Fiercer

The competition for top graduate talent has never been higher. According to a new report candidates on average, apply for graduate schemes with 29 different UK employers.  As a result the number of applicants per graduate scheme has reached an all-time high with companies within..

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