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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is showcasing a series of events in the coming year in collaboration with SUUG. All students and staff are welcome.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is showcasing a series of events in the coming year in collaboration with SUUG. All students and staff are welcome.

Showcase 1

Let’s debate! To kick-start the event of the year, in collaboration with Student Union, we would like you to join us on:

Thursday 17th December 5.00 – 6.30 pm
King William 315. Greenwich Campus

Share your experiences positive or negative on the topic of ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ as part of our ‘Open Debate’ with a panel of student and staff members. Unable to come along? Send us your comments. Refreshments will be available.

Register your attendance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/showcase-1-lets-debate-tickets-19780398705

Showcase 2

EDI Strategy Launch 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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-edi-strategy-launch-tickets-19778193108

What we would like from you:

• Examples of best practice in your service/area linked to the characteristics of EDI. It is an opportunity for you to ‘Showcase’ on the 27th January either through you being a key speaker or by having a stall/table or both. Contact c.clark@gre.ac.uk

• We are looking to re-brand the University EDI Logo and ask for submissions by students and staff by 11th January 2016. The new EDI logo will be used on all future University of Greenwich EDI marketing and promotional material.
1st Prize £75 2nd Prize £50 3rd Prize £25

EDI Logo Brief:

A visual logo only. Your own original design. Strong visual colours (consider those who may have visual impairment or colour blindness) A very brief strapline. All submissions to c.clark@gre.ac.uk by 11th January 2016.
Are you interested in becoming part of the judging panel? (To meet on the week of 11th January 2016) Contact c.clark@gre.ac.uk .

Showcase 3.

Diversity Fair Week March 2016 To be announced

Showcase 4.

To finish of the academic year, One Day Equality Fair 20th May 2016 Queen Anne Court. Further information will be announced next year.
Email with your interest to either attend, speaker/hold a stall or being part of the debate on 17th December.

Kind regards

Claire W. Clark
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month – October 2015

Moira Stuart

October is Black History Month and with that in mind we have chosen Moira Stuart as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the month.

Moira Stuart’s career in radio and television spans more than two decades. She started her BBC career as a production assistant in Radio’s Talks and Documentaries department in the 1970s , before moving on to become a BBC Radio 4 announcer and a newsreader and programme presenter. Moira moved to television news in 1981 to become the first female African-Caribbean newsreader, presenting every type of BBC News bulletin before leaving in 2007.

Moira has presented many programmes on radio and television including Best of Jazz on Radio 2, BBC1’s The Holiday Programme, Have I Got News For You! in 2007, and her documentary Moira Stuart in Search of Wilberforce. BBC One’s successful documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? featured Moira in 2004, and she made a memorable appearance as herself in Extras in 2006 . At the moment Moira can be heard reading the news on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, weekdays, 6:30-9:30.

She has won numerous awards including the TV and Radio Industries Club Best Newscaster awards and the Women of Achievement Television Personality award, she was awarded an OBE in 2001, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

Moira has served on various boards and judging panels including Amnesty International, The Royal Television Society, BAFTA, United Nations Association, the London Fair Play Consortium, the Human Genetics Advisory Commission, the Orange Prize for Literature, the BUPA Communications Panel, the IVCA and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, and the Grierson Trust.

England striker on faith in football

Eni Aluko

People can be very cynical when they see former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez praying before kick-off, or Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge pointing to the sky when he has scored, but I’d like to try and explain how faith can help with playing top-level football.

I’ve grown up believing in God and I believe that being an England international and a lawyer has not just happened by accident.  More

‘Poppy Hijab’ to Mark Muslim Soldier’s Victoria Cross 100 Years On

Poppy Hijab

A fashion designer has created a ‘poppy hijab’ to commemorate the centenary of the first Muslim soldier being awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.

Tabinda-Kauser Ishaq, a final year student at the University of Arts in London, also hopes the piece of clothing will give Muslim women a new way to mark Remembrance Day.

Born in what is now Pakistan, Sepoy Khudadad Khan was one of 1.2 million Indian soldiers and 400,000 Muslims who fought alongside British troops in 1914.

He was the sole survivor of a team assigned to defend vital ports in France and Belgium from being taken by German troops. More

Arthur Wharton: the World’s First Black Professional Footballer

Arthur Wharton

A 16ft statue of the world’s first black professional footballer will be unveiled at the FA’s national football centre in Burton on Thursday.

Cast in bronze, it depicts goalkeeper Arthur Wharton flinging himself backwards to tip a ball over the bar.

The story of how it got there involves Sepp Blatter, Stevie Wonder, Rio Ferdinand and a 53-year-old Darlington artist called Shaun Campbell.

And it all started seven years ago in Middlesbrough Town Hall.  More\…

This Day in History – Tommie Smith makes a ‘Black Power Salute’ at Olympics

On 17 October 1968, Tommie Smith caused controversy by making a ‘Black Power Salute’ at the Olympics.

After winning 200m gold in Mexico City, Smith and his fellow American John Carlos – who took bronze – made the gesture during their medal ceremony in order to support the civil rights cause.

Find out more and listen to Smith explain what led him to make one of the most political statements the Olympics has ever seen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/24543522

First-Class Reward for Traveller’s Cambridge Odyssey

The first traveller to win a place at the University of Cambridge will graduate on Saturday with a first-class honours degree in history.

Zoah Hedges-Stocks, 23, was born into a family of travelling showmen and spent every summer school term working on her mother’s food van, selling candy floss to fairgoers across East Anglia. She won a place at Murray Edwards College in 2009 and overcame a spell of illness that interrupted her studies.

“I still can’t quite believe I have got a first. It has been a lot of hours and a lot of essays,” she said. “I’ve never experienced any snobbery about my background and everyone has been really welcoming.”

Her mother, Bernice, and her grandparents will be at the graduation ceremony.

“I am so proud of Zoah and just couldn’t take it in when she said she had a First,” her mother said. “No one else in our community has ever been to university and I think she has done amazingly well.”

Ms Hedges-Stocks has been offered a place on a journalism training course.