Tag: Diversity

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Cabinet Ministers call for league tables to consider diversity

Cabinet Ministers David Limington MP and Chris Skidmore MP have called on universities to address their ethnic disparities or face negative consequences within league table standings. Speaking on the failings of universities to tackle a lack of diversity in the student body, Universities Minister Skidmore said ‘It cannot be right that ethnic minority students are…

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Vice Chancellor signs BME charter

The university has committed to signing Advance-HE’s Race Equality Charter. The move was made by Vice Chancellor David Richardson on the last day of Black History Month. The Equality Challenge Unit, the division of Advance HE responsible for the charter, states that the charter exists to provide ‘a framework through which institutions work to identify…

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“Poppies shouldn’t be politicised”

UEA is wonderful in so many ways. We welcome people regardless of race, gender, sexuality, and other social identities. We have a campus that’s generally safe and happy. We have iconic architecture, and a plethora of bunnies roam freely around. I love UEA. I also love the SU. They’re often a great source for provocative…

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UEA’s bi-annual Literary Festival returns this autumn

This autumn will bring the return of the Arthur Miller Institute Literary Festival which celebrates literature, media and culture, with special attendances from esteemed playwrights, novelists and biographers.   This year there will be features biographer and memoirist Claire Tomalin, novelist Jonathan Coe – who has written several novels that have been adapted for film…

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Comment: ‘We should decolonise the curriculum’

A decolonised syllabus incorporates more expressions of thought from people of black and minority ethnicities. This should especially be implemented in the humanities and social sciences. The curriculum needs decolonisation, as we live in 21st century multicultural Britain and not in the 18th century British Empire – unless for some reason you feel like going…

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Minister hesitant to decolonise syllabuses

The universities minister Sam Gyimah has spoken out against decolonising university curriculums amid calls from students to study more work by writers from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Gyimah cautioned universities about removing specific writers and ideas from courses, purely because they are not students’ favourite topics. He also stressed that part of the…

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First diversity day hosted

On Friday 23 February, UEA hosted its first ever ‘Diversity Day’ in the LCR. The event coincided with the Do Something Different Week festival and LGBT+ History month. For students, the event was an opportunity to ask questions, watch film clips, view a mini-exhibition and watch UEA’s African Caribbean Society dance. The main objective was…

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