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!
To acknowledge Celebrate Diversity and Difference Week at the university, the *AccessAbility Project has devised a prize quiz.
There are twenty multiple choice questions and a first prize of £20 Amazon vouchers and two runner-up prizes of £10 Amazon vouchers. The quiz is available from www.gre.ac.uk/aap and runs until 30th April 2012. The purpose of the quiz is to raise awareness and celebrate achievement – absolutely anybody can take part.
The quiz has been devised by Melanie Thorley, *AccessAbility Project Co-ordinator. Contact Melanie with any queries email@example.com
BBC Head of Diversity guest lecture, today at 12.00
Today’s headline event for Celebrate Difference and Diversity is a guest lecture from Amanda Rice, Head of Diversity at the BBC and Chair of the Creative Diversity Network Steering Committee.
Where and when: 12pm – 1pm, Norbert Singer Lecture Hall, 055 Mansion Site, Avery Hill.
Find out about Amanda’s role at the BBC, how the BBC deals with equality and diversity in its programming, and take the opportunity to ask questions. Find out more about our guest speaker: Amanda’s BBC blog Creative Diversity Network
The Public Relations team has published a news story on the university website about Diversity Week.
The story is at http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2012/a2199-diversity-week
Great section from the VC re-enforcing a really positive message!
Finalising events for Celebrate Week is in full force – just received the updated posters from SUUG, so busy posting those around campus!
Good news – Amanda Rice’s guest lecture on Diversity at the BBC will be filmed so we can post after the event.
Updates on the full listing of dates, times and events are available on the web page http://www2.gre.ac.uk/current-students/support/equality/cdd-week
UMSA’s diversity event will be on Weds 14th March 11.00 – 14.00, with a selection of events including dance, food tasting and calligraphy / henna. There will also be a Law Society debate on 15th March.
Planning is underway – our web page is already live http://www2.gre.ac.uk/current-students/support/equality/cdd-week and being updated with all the final dates/times/venues. Hopefully the events will be really well received!
Celebrate Difference and Diversity planning is underway…