National Diversity Awards Blog
Hopwood Hall College smallest gender pay gap
Hopwood Hall College has one of the smallest gender pay gaps in the Further Education sector. The College reported a

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‘People with ADHD can be incredibly valuable at work’
Lack of awareness of the behavioural disorder has meant many people found it difficult to hold down jobs. But proper

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We know about the gender pay gap. But what about the disability pay gap?
Disabled people are made to feel grateful for having a job at all. It is time we were brought into

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British Army officers to be measured on ‘inclusiveness and diversity’ in their units
British Army officers are to be measured on their efforts to promote “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units under new

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Richard Shakespeare Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards
Richard Shakespeare, Managing Director of Workplace Diversity Solutions based in Coalville, has been nominated for a Positive Role Model award

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Lloyds Bank wants to encourage more open conversations about mental health in the campaign that won Channel 4’s Diversity in
  The ads by Adam & Eve/DDB feature celebrities including Professor Green and Jeremy Paxman, as well as members of

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Apple submits plans for disability emojis including wheelchair users and bionic limbs
Apple is looking to introduce several new emojis representing different disabilities. The tech firm has submitted proposals for 13 emojis depicting

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ITV reveals harrowing rooftop sculptures to raise awareness about male suicide
ITV has unveiled a chilling installation of rooftop sculptures intended to raise awareness around male suicide. The life sized statues

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BBC’s portrayal of diversity to come under scrutiny
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is to investigate how well the BBC represents the diversity of the UK. The regulator said this

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International Women’s Day is for all women
Black women are too often objectified, demonised and face threats to our lives just for speaking out. Our voices must

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Local role model nominated for award
Birmingham woman in line for national recognition at diversity awards. Shani Dhanda, a local role model from Birmingham, has been

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A black Harry Potter? UK activists’ diversity campaign goes viral
A campaign which saw white characters swapped out with black actors on popular film and television posters has grabbed headlines

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YouTube stopped hiring white men in attempt to boost diversity.
YouTube stopped hiring white and Asian men in a blunt attempt to make the company more diverse, a lawsuit claims.

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LIVERPOOL CELEBRATES ITS BEST CHINESE NEW YEAR TO DATE
FAMILIES, FRIENDS, LIONS, UNICORNS AND DRAGONS LINED THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG. As the

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Report on gender equality in Psychology departments
Two key issues for Psychology have been confirmed by a survey of progress towards gender equality in Psychology departments across

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Lloyds sets ethnic diversity target for senior roles
Lloyds Banking Group is to become the first FTSE 100 firm to set an ethnic diversity target for senior management

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Tech Talent Charter among UK initiatives to boost diversity in tech
The UK government ended the first month of 2018 with an agreement to sign the Tech Talent Charter diversity initiative,

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Avril Hitman: What next?
There is still much to do in the world of inclusion and equality, even in the 21st century.  Individuals with

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Interview with 2017 Lifetime Achiever Award Winner – Avril Hitman.
Avril founded Magpie Dance in 1985 as an inclusive contemporary dance company for people with learning disabilities, developing an innovative

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Suranne Jones calls for gender equality and equal pay with 50/50 badge at the NTAs
Suranne Jones made quite the statement at the National Television Awards last night. Not only did she collect the award

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Britain’s most successful companies have women in senior roles
Britain’s most successful companies tend to have a large proportion of women in senior management roles but the UK lags behind

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER…
Liverpool is an amazing place. One of those places you need to visit again and again to get the real

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