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
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.
all LGBT+ staff to enable them to achieve their potential in their careers.
make the university environment more diverse and inclusive for all staff and students.
awareness with colleagues about various needs of LGBT+ staff and students and
how to support them.
LGBT+ Staff Network will play a pivotal role in the University’s submission for
the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
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
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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
Alice Dearing, 22, could make history in 2020 by becoming the first black woman to represent Great Britain in swimming at the Olympics.
She speaks to BBC Sport about breaking down stereotypes in the sport – as well as everyday issues, such as how she manages her hair in the pool. More
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.
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.
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.
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.
find out more about Sue see here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0674065/
find out more about LGBT History Month see here https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/