Marriage equality law passes Australia’s parliament in landslide vote

Jubilation and tears of joy as Australia becomes the 25th country to recognise same-sex marriage. Australia’s parliament has legislated for marriage equality, passing a bill almost unanimously to allow two people, regardless of sex, to marry. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a cross-party bill after unprecedented national postal survey gave unstoppable momentum to legislate the historic social reform. … Read More

Reds commit to building on equality and diversity work

Liverpool Football Club has been asked to introduce a pilot scheme which would allow supporters from the LGBT community to sit together at selected home games. The suggestion, put forward at the first meeting of the club’s equality and diversity forum which took place ahead of Liverpool’s home fixture against Chelsea, was supported in principle by all present. Summarising the proposal, forum … Read More

New group to advise Wellcome on diversity and inclusion

The first meeting of Wellcome’s new steering group for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) takes place this week. It’s the next step in our commitment to increase the diversity of the people we fund, engage with and employ, and create a research culture in which everyone feels able to contribute their ideas. Diversity and inclusion is a priority for Wellcome because … Read More

Social enterprise works to get more minority-ethnic and low-income pupils into university

A social enterprise set up by a former Exeter University student is working to increase participation of pupils from low-income and minority-ethnic backgrounds in higher education. Coach Bright UK sends student volunteers into secondary schools once a week to coach pupils one-on-one in confidence building, independence and problem solving, to prepare them for the self-directed study required at university. The … Read More

Police force praised for its workplace diversity

Surrey Police has been ranked as one of the top police forces nationwide for workplace diversity. The ranking makes it the fourth highest force in The Excellence in Diversity Awards: Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. The list investigates whether organisations have representation at management, senior, executive and board level, from across all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, … Read More

The National Diversity Awards 2017 Post Awards Winners Interview – Joshua Beckford

Joshua Beckford is recognised internationally in over 90 countries for his extraordinary educational achievements. A 12-year-old child Prodigy who is diagnosed with Autism, Joshua has already achieved more than most neuro-typical people in the world. At 2 years old, he quickly mastered reading fluently using phonics and was speaking Japanese by the age of 3. At the age of 6 he became the … Read More

Legal Legacy

  Becca Challis speaks to Funke Abimbola about racial prejudice and representation in the law industry. As graduation looms, and other students like myself face the daunting prospect of ‘entering the real world’, I am becoming increasingly concerned with which career it is that I should be pursuing. The general advice is to think about what matters to you – how … Read More

Bringing Diversity To The Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon spoke to The Voice about diversity in the armed forces and celebrating our war heroes. DEFENCE SECRETARY Sir Michael Fallon has highlighted the importance of diversity in the British Armed Forces and acknowledged the contribution of African and Caribbean soldiers during WW1 and WW2, in celebration of Black History Month. Speaking to The Voice, he … Read More

The National Diversity Awards 2017

If you have been following me on social media you may have spotted that I was nominated for The National Diversity Awards on International Women’s Day 2017. I had the great pleasure of attending the awards ceremony at the majestic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on the 8th of September. The night was aptly named in jest; ‘Donald Trump’s worst nightmare’ by … Read More