As part of Celebrate 2014 our Sustainability Team are offering a special gardening session in the university edible garden on Friday 21 March.
You will be able to plant seeds which will form part of the crop of vegetables for this year’s garden and learn how to plant willow. You can see the plans for this year, visit the forest garden or the orchard, investigate the polytunnel or try your hand at watering and weeding.
So if you would like to have a go or just come along and chat to Emily and Alex from the Sustainability Team and see what the garden is all about, then find them in the garden behind David Fussey Building, Southwood Site between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm next Friday.
See how different we are in HR!
These are the teams we support, sports we follow and activities we take part in.
As part of Celebrate Difference and Diversity 2014 we are holding a photo competition.
The title of the competition is ‘What Does Diversity Mean to You’.
If you would like to take part all you have to do is take a photo showing a representation of what diversity means to you and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The closing date is 21 March.
The judging panel will chose the winner who will receive a prize for their efforts.
So if you want to have a go please join in, we look forward to receiving your photos.
As part of Celebrate Difference and Diversity 2014 we have decided to make Friday 21 March ‘Wear are you From’ Day.
The staff and students of the university are made up of people from all over the world, so show us ‘Wear you are From’.
You could do this in a number of ways for example;
- National dress
- International sports top
- Something that shows your region or county
- Wear clothes in the colour of your country’s flag
You might have some other ideas but whatever you do, join in and show us ‘Wear you are From’!
Celebrate Difference and Diversity 2014 will be at a campus near you soon! Stalls featuring internal and external exhibitors will be promoting our diverse staff and student population and support services available.
Highlights include Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Guide Dogs. During the week we will be running a photographic competition to find the best representation of ‘What Diversity Means to You’ and also Friday 21 March will be ‘Wear are you From Day’. More details of these two events will follow next week. The university café’s will be joining in as well offering food from around the world.
Events take place from 11.30 am – 2.00 pm on the following days:
Monday 17 March – Greenwich, Queen Mary Undercroft
Wednesday 19 March – Medway, Pilkington Cafe
Friday 21 March – Avery Hill, The Dome Cafe
- Equality and Diversity at UoG, International Students, SUUG
- University Craft Club, Hairdressing, *AccessAbility
- University Sustainability / Community Garden
- Mental Health, Learning and Development, ILS (student support),
- LGBT Staff Network
- Matt Hampson Foundation,
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Guide Dogs.
- University Health and Fitness
The events are open to all and completely free so join in with us and find out what is going on. For more information see here.
Student photo competition: the student experience
QAA has launched a photo competition open to any student currently enrolled at a UK further or higher education institution.
The theme is ‘the student experience’ and we would encourage students to give it a go – try and reflect our diverse range of students with different protected characteristics.
The prizes are £500 for the winner and £250 for two runners-up.
Closing date: 16 August 2013
QAA: Student photo competition
Excellent Celebrate event held at Medway Campus. Thank you to all who took part and attended.
Brazillian students hosting the ‘Guess the Flag’ competition as part of our Global Greenwich stand.
Thank you to the Hearing Dogs Demonstration Team for their work today at Greenwich Campus as part of Celebrate 2013. Bruce was brilliant, quite the star!
Celebrate Difference and Diversity will be at a campus near you next week! Stalls featuring internal and external exhibitors will be promoting our diverse staff and student population and support services available.
Highlights include live demonstrations from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Watch the assistance dogs in action at Greenwich Campus, shows at 12.15 and 13.15.
Events take place from 11.30 – 14.00 on the following days:
Monday 25th Feb – Greenwich Queen Anne 063
Wednesday 27th Feb – Medway Pilkington 017
Friday 1st March – Avery Hill Dome Cafe
- University Counselling, Listening Ears, University Sustainability / Community Garden, University Active Travel / Green Travel, Equality and Diversity at UoG, SUUG,
- Disabled Students Society, Mature Students Society,
- University Health and Fitness (Height, Weight and BMI Measurements + Challenge),
- Mental Health, Learning and Development, ‘Global Greenwich’ International Students, Chaplaincy, Alumni, ILS (student support), Matt Hampson Foundation,
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Canine Partners.
Events are open to all and completely free. Find out more here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/current-students/news/listing/support/equality/cdd-week
Today saw the launch of Celebrate Difference and Diversity with a guest lecture from the BBC’s Head of Diversity, Amanda Rice.
Amanda shared a showreel of BBC TV and radio programmes with attendees and then outlined initiatives the BBC have adopted to address inequality and promote diversity across its audiences and staff alike.
The talk will be made available online soon – watch this space!