EDI Strategy Launch – 27 January 2016

The first EDI Strategy launch was held on 27 January 2016.  The event was a huge success attracting nearly 90 participants throughout the day, including colleagues, not only from university faculties and directorates but also from Cambridge University, Goldsmiths and Business in the Community.

We welcomed many speakers who had come to us from Stonewall, King’s College London, Kingston University, the Students Union,  and many other from the university.  The speakers on the day talked on a wide range of topics including, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Athena SWAN, Race Equality Charter, Student Parents, Disability, religion and belief, mental health, BME.

Our participants really enjoyed the day and we thank them for attending and our speakers for taking part.IMG_0836 IMG_0838 IMG_0839 IMG_0840 IMG_0841 IMG_0842 IMG_0844 IMG_0846 IMG_0847 IMG_0849 IMG_0851   IMG_0853 IMG_0854 IMG_0855 IMG_0856 IMG_0857 IMG_0861 IMG_0862 IMG_0863 IMG_0864 IMG_0866 IMG_0867 IMG_0868 IMG_0869 IMG_0870 IMG_0871 IMG_0872 IMG_0874 IMG_0875 IMG_0876 IMG_0879 IMG_0883 IMG_0884 IMG_0885 IMG_0886 IMG_0888   IMG_0890 IMG_0892 IMG_0895 IMG_0896 IMG_0898 IMG_0899 IMG_0900   IMG_0902   IMG_0904 IMG_0906 IMG_0907     IMG_0910 IMG_0911 IMG_0913 IMG_0914 IMG_0915



Mind the pay gap: Greenwich seminar on gender and equality at work

Equal PayThe gender pay gap and the impact upon women of a changing labour market will be discussed at a University of Greenwich seminar on Wednesday 20 January.

“While the gap between women’s and men’s pay has been narrowing, in the last few years there have signs that progress has slowed,” says Professor Sian Moore, Director of the university’s Work and Employment Research Unit, part of its Business School. “In particular, the gap in the public sector has increased for two years running.

“This seminar offers an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in equality issues to understand what is happening to the gender pay gap in a period of austerity, when we’re seeing changes to women’s employment and cuts in public sector jobs.”

The event is open to all and will feature talks by three experts from, respectively, the Office for National Statistics, the TUC and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. There will be the opportunity for those attending to ask questions.  More

Greenwich named as one of world’s “most international” universities

International StudentsGreenwich has been named as one of the “most international” universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

It is ranked among the 200 institutions with the most global outlook, recognising that Greenwich is an international player in terms of attracting staff, students and research collaborations from around the world.

Nearly 5,500 international and EU students from 176 countries choose to study at Greenwich, which is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for students from India and Nigeria.  More

Call for more females in the curriculum

Women should be more visible across the curriculum, say campaigners who successfully fought plans to leave feminism out of A-level politics.

England’s Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced a change of heart after an outcry over the lack of female thinkers in the draft politics syllabus.

“We’ve seen the strength of feeling,” said Mr Gibb.

Science campaigner Jacquelyn Guderley said: “This should act as a springboard for more female role models.”

Ms Guderley, co-founder of the Stemettes group, which encourages girls into science, maths and engineering careers, said there should be more female representation “across the board, particularly in science, technology, engineering and maths”.

“You can’t be what you can’t see, which is why including varied female role models across all subjects is of crucial importance.”  More 

Mary Wolstencraft

EDI Strategy Launch 27th January 2016


The University EDI Strategy Launch takes place on 27th January 2016, 12 noon to 5.30pm in Queen Anne Room 180 followed by drinks reception and international buffet. This will be an event marking the launch of the first University of Greenwich the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy

Your opportunity to ‘Showcase’ and reflect upon best practice of student and staff initiatives and activities across the characteristics of age, gender, race, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief (non-belief) and as carers of relative or friends.

The message will be to understand how current university practices and processes is linked to equality, diversity and inclusion work and that together we can achieve best practice and deliver better services to all students and staff at the university.

There will be internal and external key speakers (TBC) on the day with stalls and stands in the shared area.

The opening address will be delivered by Professor David Maguire. The event will be chaired by Chief Operating Officer, Anne Poulson. More information will be available nearer the date.

Register you attendance here.