‘Birdgirl’ Mya-Rose Craig receives Bristol University honorary doctorate

A teenage birdwatcher has urged students to “tackle the environmental crisis” as she received an honorary doctorate at the age of 17.

Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, set up Black2Nature to help engage more children from minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) in conservation.

She received the doctor of science degree from the University of Bristol.

The environmentalist posts on Twitter as BirdGirlUK and is thought to be the UK’s youngest recipient of the award. More

Join our LGBT+ Staff Network


Dear Colleagues

Would you like to have a say in how the University promotes and celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion for LGBT+ staff and students?

If yes, then how about joining our LGBT+ Staff Network. We welcome all new members who identify as LGBT+ and Allies. 

Our aim is to:

  • Support all LGBT+ staff to enable them to achieve their potential in their careers.
  • Help make the university environment more diverse and inclusive for all staff and students.
  • Raise awareness with colleagues about various needs of LGBT+ staff and students and how to support them.

The LGBT+ Staff Network will play a pivotal role in the University’s submission for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

The network has direct communication channel to Senior Management through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


If you are interested in being a part of this inspiring group, please contact Naseer Ahmad in the EDI Team on: n.ahmad@greenwich.ac.uk .

Best Regards

Gail Brindley

Director of Human Resources

British Army officer becomes first woman to pass brutal Para course

A British Army officer has become the first woman to pass a gruelling Parachute Regiment entry test.

Capt Rosie Wild, 28, was described as a “trailblazer” after passing the P Company course – which many men fail.

Several women have attempted P Company, also known as the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS), since they were first able to apply in the 1990s.

Physical challenges across the five days include a timed 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course. More

Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month – February 2020

February is LGBT history month and with this in mind we have chosen Sue Perkins as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.

Sue is a comedian, broadcaster, actress, and writer. Originally coming to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc, who she met whilst studying at Cambridge University.  They gained early success being shortlisted for the Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Together they have appeared in many tv shows or written for other performers.

Sue has been involved in a wide variety of TV shows including, amongst many others, Celebrity Big Brother, QI, Newsnight, Celebrity MasterChef, Question Time and Have I got News for You.

In 2008 she appeared on the show Maestro, in which celebrities were taught to conduct an orchestra, which she won.  She has given lectures for the Royal Television Society and taken part in several wide-ranging documentaries including those on the Dinnington Colliery Band, Mrs Dickens Family Christmas and World’s Most Dangerous Road.

One of Sue’s most famous TV roles was the joint hosting of The Great British Bake Off which she presented from 2010 -2017 when the show moved to Channel 4.  In September 2019 she presented ‘Japan with Sue Perkins’ and in 2016 began hosting the panel show ‘Insert Here’.

In August 2012, Sue appeared on Tatler’s list of high-profile lesbians in London and in 2014 she was ranked sixth in The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List.

To find out more about Sue see here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0674065/

To find out more about LGBT History Month see here https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/