Tag: Diversity


Coverage of Cambridge diversity campaign criticised

The Telegraph’s coverage of proposals at Cambridge university to decolonise the English curriculum faced backlash from students, academics, and the media for inaccuracy and misconstruction. On Wednesday 25 October, The Telegraph published an article entitled ‘Student forces Cambridge to drop white authors’, after Cambridge University’s English department began discussing plans to include more postcolonial and BAME…


Moana and the wave of representation

Needless to say, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t aware of Disney films, and you’d probably encounter equal difficulty trying to find someone who hasn’t heard of (or fantasized about being) a Disney princess. Whether you always wanted to be a mermaid, like Ariel, or were incredibly studious like Belle, Disney princesses…

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UEA scores red in university free speech rankings

Online political magazine Spiked.com has given the University of East Anglia a red ranking in the Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR), a significant change from the green ranking it awarded in 2015. The website surveyed all British universities and their students unions and ranked them using a traffic light system. Red universities, such as UEA,…

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Apology from the men’s hockey teams

[su_spoiler title=”Hockey team disciplined after bus antics” style=”simple” icon=”chevron-circle” anchor=”Comment”]An investigation by the Union of UEA Students’s has concluded the UEA men’s hockey team broke the union’s code of conduct. Concrete reported on 20th October that the club were under investigation following the emergence of video footage which appeared to show members of the hockey…


Universities have an “unacceptable lack of diversity in their leadership and senior staff’

Chuka Umunna, Shadow Business Secretary and senior Labour politician, marked Black History Month last week by delivering a passionate speech in Brixton. In the speech, he not only alluded to ‘forces in British politics’ which he felt could ‘undermine our Great British values of openness, tolerance and respect’, but spoke in no uncertain terms about…

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