Would you like to have a say in how the University:
If yes, then how about joining our Faith
Staff Network. It aims to promote the interests of staff with diverse
faiths and beliefs employed at the University of Greenwich.
So, if you have a formal religion/belief, or
indeed no belief, you are welcome to join the Faith Staff Network.
Regular Staff Network meetings will be held and
will focus on planning work that helps promote diversity and inclusion across
the University. These networks will have a direct communication channel to Senior
Management through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
If you are interested in being a part of any of these inspiring groups,
please contact Naseer Ahmad in the EDI Team on: email@example.com.
On 14 July it is Disability Awareness Day and with this in mind we have
chosen Sophie Morgan as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.
In 2003 Sophie was left paralysed from the chest down after a road
accident when she was 18 years old after which she was determined to channel
her adversity into opportunity.
In 2004, 9 months after her accident, she took part in the first series
of BBC Two‘s Beyond
followed 11 disabled people on an expedition to traverse 220 miles across Nicaragua from its Atlantic coast to its Pacific
coast. She haS also appeared in
Britain’s Missing Top Model where women with disabiliities competed to become a
model, challenging boundaries in the beauty and fashion industries in which she
came runner up.
In 2013, she presented Licence to Kill, a documentary for
BBC Three about road accidents like hers caused by young
drivers. Following broadcast of the film, Sophie teamed up with BBC Learning and Drive iQ to launch the Licence to Kill
Schools Tour, visiting schools and colleges to promote young driver safety. The
tour was endorsed by organizations including Road Safety GB, Transport for London, and RoadSafe.
Sophie has now worked as a reporter for the BBC and Channel 4 appearing
on Horizon, The One Show and No Go Britain.
She has also become a presenter for Channel 4’s coverage of the
Paralympics in 2012 and 2016 and the 2016 IPC European Swimming Championships.
Sophie has been involved in many campaigns including The Back Up Trust
providing support for people with spinal cord injuries, she is a patron of
Scope, an ambassador for Parallel London and she has assisted in promoting SEAT
a programme to help disabled youths to drive.
She also designed the ‘Mannequal’ a wheelchair for a mannequin which was
installed in Adidas and Debenhams.