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 median gender pay gap of 3.57%, compared to the 10% national average for Further Education colleges. Caroline Street, Hopwood Hall College Executive Director, said: “We at Hopwood Hall College are incredibly proud have reported a figure that is considerably lower than the majority … Read More

‘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 diagnosis and support are allowing more employees to make the most of their talents. BBC radio journalist Dan Maudsley in Salford: ‘If I hadn’t been diagnosed three years ago I would have been out of work.’ Photograph: Asadour Guzelian ‘As … Read More

Lloyds Bank wants to encourage more open conversations about mental health in the campaign that won Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising Award.

  The ads by Adam & Eve/DDB feature celebrities including Professor Green and Jeremy Paxman, as well as members of the public and bank employees, playing a “Who am I?” sticky-note guessing game to explore misconceptions about living with mental health conditions. Channel 4 awarded £1m in free airtime to the brand for coming up with a creative ide a … Read More

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 wheelchair users, bionic arms, guide dogs, hearing aids and walking sticks. Apple said that only a few of its current emoji set “speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities”. The proposals have been sent to the Unicode Consortium, which will … Read More

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 would include speaking to audiences across the UK to “better understand their reflections on how the nations are represented and portrayed”. “We will also speak to people with a range of characteristics to better understand the concerns outlined by different … Read More

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. Arne Wilberg, a former recruiter at the Google-owned video website, said he was fired for speaking out against the company’s practices last year when it cancelled interviews with candidates who were not female, black or Hispanic for technical jobs. Mr … Read More


FAMILIES, FRIENDS, LIONS, UNICORNS AND DRAGONS LINED THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG. As the home of Europe’s oldest Chinese community, Liverpool always goes all out to celebrate Chinese New Year, and the start of the ‘China Dream’ cultural experience brought not only parades, artwork, crafts and story telling but also a a spell-binding light … Read More

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 the UK. Our Research Board conducted the survey, in collaboration with the Social Justice and Inclusion Task Force, as part of its work to further the principles set out in the Athena SWAN Charter. It was conducted in the spring … Read More

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 positions. The lender aims to increase representation of black and minority ethnic (BAME) senior management staff to 8%, up from the current 5.6%. Lloyds said that its long term ambition is to accurately reflect the customer base it serves, of … Read More

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, as part of efforts to address the lack of gender diversity and skills in the technology industry. Signing the charter commits UK government tech teams to including women on interview shortlists wherever possible and collecting and submitting anonymised data for an annual … Read More