Recent Faculty EDI events

FEDIC is currently working on:

  • Student attainment and progression
  • Teaching sensitive issues
  • Faculty EDI website.

Black History Month events

Thu 13th Oct, 6:00-8:30 pm in Bellairs theatre, GSA

Q&A with Karen Arthur on BHM, Menopause, Identity, self-expression and creativity. Chaired by Catherine McNamara.

In person event, will be recorded.


Wed 19th Oct, 3:30-5:30 pm in TB06

Department of Sociology is organising a special edition of Dialogues on Oct 19th 3:30-5:30 pm: Understanding and Challenging Intersectional Inequalities for Black women in education.

The event will take place in room TB06, and will also be livestreamed, registration required.


School and Department EDI initiative highlights

  • At GSA a scholarship has been set up by Ella Balinska, GSA’s BA Acting graduate, for a first year global majority student on the BA Acting course. This year the first student received the scholarship and completed his first year.
  • School of Law organised lunchtime lawyer series ensuring the panel speakers represent different protected characteristics. The series addressed issues on different EDI aspects.
  • Undergraduate sociology society ‘SocSoc’ organised a quiz for International Women’s Day for staff and students on Tuesday 8th March. Winning team received £5 per member to donate to a woman’s based charity.
  • In celebration of IWD2022, SHTM organised an exhibition with a display of women role models at all levels throughout the month of March.
  • In DMM, Film Production and Broadcast Engineering team coordinated the visit of a £50M outside broadcast vehicle, with professional crews from CTV and their collaborating industry partners, to hold a series of hands-on workshops for students, and for visiting school parties from diverse communities, in support of diversifying recruitment and awareness of the subject area.
  • Department of Politics organised an Online Seminar ‘Voting for Disabled Candidates' with Dr Stefanie Reher , University of Strathclyde.
  • SBS celebrated International Women’s Day by organising a talk on ‘Creating your own Stories: Lessons from Inspirational Women’.
  • SLL held a compulsory Race Equity Training day for all staff.
  • Economics are leading a significant piece of econometrics analysis of awarding gap data.
  • GSA are commencing a research project on the creation of a signed performance system for autistic audiences.

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