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

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

Tackling racial injustice is Theresa May’s “mission in politics” said No 10 as audit published

TACKLING issues like race inequality in the provision of public services was Theresa May’s “mission in politics,” No 10 declared as the UK Government published its racial disparity audit. The Prime Minister’s spokesman insisted that the details on the new Ethnicity Facts and Figures website provided an “unprecedented level of transparency” about how different races experienced a range of public services from … 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

A Night To Remember…..

Liverpool is an amazing place. One of those places you need to visit again and again to get the real feel of the place. It is full of culture, history and vibrancy. But why were we there? We were there, of course, to attend the National Diversity Awards.  The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black-tie event that recognises, honours and  … Read More

Children’s charity wins top award

A local children’s charity is celebrating after being honoured with a top award at The National Diversity Awards held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.  The Childhood Tumour Trust, based at Winchelsea Beach, beat seven others in the running for the Community Organisation Award for Disability at the ceremony, held last Friday (September 8). The glittering ceremony honoured role models and … Read More