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.

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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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...

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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..

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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..

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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,..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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