THE DIVERSITY DIGEST

The Diversity Digest is a platform for all issues of Diversity and Inclusion to be highlighted.

Our aim is to have fresh and informative content that will inform, engage and challenge our readership. We will bring together all the relevant issues of the day across UK workplaces, government policy, legislation, best practice and innovation as well as continuously highlighting the benefits that Diversity and Inclusion brings to UK plc. We will also look to you, the readership, to help inform and influence us on the narrative and future content development. You are therefore warmly invited to offer feedback, comments, articles, opinions pieces and tell us of the great work you are doing in your workplace.

Universities acting to close BAME student attainment gap
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Universities acting to close BAME student attainment gap

UK universities must demonstrate their commitment to university-wide change as they seek to eliminate the black, Asian and minority ethnic..

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The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming
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The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming

We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalization and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern..

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De Montfort University – Leading the way in Diversity and Equality
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De Montfort University – Leading the way in Diversity and Equality

Last year DMU became the first higher education institution in the UK to have the prestigious Race Equality Charter award..

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NUS Black students campaign launch a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education.
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NUS Black students campaign launch a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education.

NUS Black students campaign has launched a new piece of research into Black student experience in post-compulsory education. We are..

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Royal Navy named as one of the best employers of women in Britain
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Royal Navy named as one of the best employers of women in Britain

THE Royal Navy has been named one of the UK’s top employers of women as part of a prestigious annual..

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How one Bristol man is tackling the lack of diversity in film and TV head on
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How one Bristol man is tackling the lack of diversity in film and TV head on

The  lack of diversity in the film industry is no new thing.  In 2017 a report by the British Film..

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New programme to boost judicial diversity
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New programme to boost judicial diversity

Lawyers from underrepresented groups will be better supported to become judges following the launch of a new online education programme..

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Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report
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Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the..

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Green Park CEO shortlisted for Recruiter Award
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Green Park CEO shortlisted for Recruiter Award

2018 was a fantastic year for Raj Tulsiani, with the Green Park founder and CEO winning a clutch of international..

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78% of companies pay men more than women
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78% of companies pay men more than women

Despite increasing awareness, approximately 78% of companies paid men more while 14% had a pay gap that favoured women, while the..

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RIBA launches gender pay guidance for practices
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RIBA launches gender pay guidance for practices

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published guidance for architecture practices on closing the gender pay gap, as..

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UK Business leaders pledge to boost diversity in the workplace
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UK Business leaders pledge to boost diversity in the workplace

The UK’s Britain's biggest businesses have pledged to do more to diversify workplaces in a move which will improve career..

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The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report – 20 Years On
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The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report – 20 Years On

It is  20 years since the publication of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report. Barbara Cohen discrimination lawyer and a former..

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Student-led group wins DMU’s first inclusion prize
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Student-led group wins DMU’s first inclusion prize

A group led by students to drive conversations around race, social justice and class has been praised as a shining..

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Increasing the number of women working in IT could boost the UK economy.
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Increasing the number of women working in IT could boost the UK economy.

The University of London, in partnership with member institution Goldsmiths, University of London and online learning platform Coursera, has launched..

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Over three quarters of employees claim it is ‘uncomfortable’ to talk about mental health in their workplace
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Over three quarters of employees claim it is ‘uncomfortable’ to talk about mental health in their workplace

76% of professionals believe people at their place of work would be uncomfortable discussing mental health – citing anxiety of..

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Golden Globe actor Idris Elba gives Downing Street talk on diversity in the creative industries
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Golden Globe actor Idris Elba gives Downing Street talk on diversity in the creative industries

Golden Globe Award-winning actor and director Idris Elba shared unique insights on his journey from Hackney to Hollywood at a..

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Equality body calls for employers to play their part in tackling the gender pay gap by publishing their action plans
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Equality body calls for employers to play their part in tackling the gender pay gap by publishing their action plans

Transparency of data has been an important first step in addressing and tackling the gender pay gap. Currently the publication..

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Channel 4 appoints Yasir Mirza as Head of Inclusion and Diversity.
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Channel 4 appoints Yasir Mirza as Head of Inclusion and Diversity.

The new position will see Mirza, who has previously worked for The Guardian in the same role, work with the..

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PM launches series of measures to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace
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PM launches series of measures to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

Theresa May announces pioneering Race at Work Charter, signed by high-profile businesses leading the way on increasing ethnic minority representation..

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Top British companies won’t meet diversity target until 2066
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Top British companies won’t meet diversity target until 2066

FTSE 100 companies will take nearly half a century to meet a Government-backed target to have at least one ethnic..

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The Barclays approach to promoting diversity
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The Barclays approach to promoting diversity

Andrea Delay, a managing director at the bank, spoke at the CBI’s Thames Valley Annual Dinner to discuss progress and..

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More than 90 theatres unite in largest ever industry effort to address diversity
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More than 90 theatres unite in largest ever industry effort to address diversity

Leading theatres across England and Scotland have signed up to a ground-breaking new plan to address the lack of diversity..

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Black male graduates experience £7,000 ‘pay penalty’, report finds
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Black male graduates experience £7,000 ‘pay penalty’, report finds

Black male graduates experience earning on average 17 per cent less than white men, the equivalent of £7,000 when working..

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Facebook publishes diversity report for 2018, which see rise in female representation
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Facebook publishes diversity report for 2018, which see rise in female representation

Diversity has become an important issue over the past few months and, Facebook has just published its fifth annual diversity..

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PwC first of the  Big Four firm to ban all-male job shortlists
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PwC first of the Big Four firm to ban all-male job shortlists

PwC has announced it will no longer permit all-male job shortlists, as the firm bids to tackle its gender pay..

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The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks
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The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks

The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks () is a super-network with a mission to connect and represent disabled staff..

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National Day for Staff Networks on Wednesday 9th May 2018
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National Day for Staff Networks on Wednesday 9th May 2018

The National Day for Staff Networks on Wednesday 9th May 2018. This day gives formal recognition to the fantastic effort..

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Wiltshire Council – Staff Voices and the BME Staff Network
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Wiltshire Council – Staff Voices and the BME Staff Network

Wali Rahman is the Organisational Development Officer at Wiltshire County Council. He is also part of the staff engagement group..

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust – The Power Of Inclusion
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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust – The Power Of Inclusion

Here at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, we are aiming to be the local employer of choice in..

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Diversity at RBS – The RBS Sikh Network
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Diversity at RBS – The RBS Sikh Network

“Recognise the whole human race as one.” (Guru Gobind Singh Ji) One of things that make me really proud of..

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Diversity at Hanover Housing Association  – How our Staff Networks Work
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Diversity at Hanover Housing Association – How our Staff Networks Work

Hanover Housing Association is an award winning provider of homes and related services designed exclusively for older people (55+). We..

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SPACE: Making Room for Race Equality at Surrey Police.
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SPACE: Making Room for Race Equality at Surrey Police.

PC Hermann Trepesch is the Chair of SPACE, Surrey Police BAME staff Network. Here he shares about their work and..

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DfT staff networks – leading the way for inclusion
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DfT staff networks – leading the way for inclusion

The Department for Transport (DfT) family is home to a vibrant range of staff networks. From their longest-running groups to..

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Case Study: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
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Case Study: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Polish born Anna Kusztyb saw an opportunity to get involved in a BAME network and reach out to her community...

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Is it because I am….?
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Is it because I am….?

How working with the majority benefits the minority (and everyone in-between) One of the greatest benefits of staff networks is..

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Kick It Out, Home Office and True Vision challenge HBT discrimination in football
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Kick It Out, Home Office and True Vision challenge HBT discrimination in football

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, has partnered with the Home Office and True Vision to release a..

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Don’t fall foul of disability discrimination
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Don’t fall foul of disability discrimination

Recent employment law cases have placed the spotlight firmly on disability discrimination, making it more important for bosses to offer..

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The employer action needed to address the significant lack of racial equality in career progression
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The employer action needed to address the significant lack of racial equality in career progression

New CIPD research aims to help employers address the stark racial inequalities in career progression evident in UK organisations. The..

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10 Ways to Remove Gender Bias from Job Descriptions
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10 Ways to Remove Gender Bias from Job Descriptions

The newest report from Glassdoor Economic Research, “The Pipeline Problem: How College Majors Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap revealed..

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The TV Collective launches list of BAME leaders
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The TV Collective launches list of BAME leaders

Diversity campaign group The TV Collective have launched their power list of 60 leading BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)..

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Mind the gap
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Mind the gap

Britain’s gender pay data needs a rigorous audit. Some companies have suspiciously reported no gap between the pay of male..

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I want to tackle minority ethnic pay gap in London says Sadiq Khan
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I want to tackle minority ethnic pay gap in London says Sadiq Khan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to lead by example on London’s black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME)..

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‘Why I invented the phrase “glass ceiling”
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‘Why I invented the phrase “glass ceiling”

The term "glass ceiling" refers to the sometimes-invisible barrier to success that many women come up against in their careers...

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Senior managers creating organisations of clones
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Senior managers creating organisations of clones

Employer bias is leading three in 10 (29 per cent) senior managers to hire people just like them, risking business..

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Ofsted annual report: Religious schools increasingly ‘flouting’ British values
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Ofsted annual report: Religious schools increasingly ‘flouting’ British values

A growing number of private religious schools are “deliberately flouting British values and equalities law”, Ofsted has said. According to..

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Lack of childcare support for players ‘an absolute disgrace’ says Pregnant Chelsea Ladies manager
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Lack of childcare support for players ‘an absolute disgrace’ says Pregnant Chelsea Ladies manager

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes says the lack of childcare support received by women in professional football is an “absolute..

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Government sets targets for gender and ethnic diversity in quangos
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Government sets targets for gender and ethnic diversity in quangos

Cabinet Office says that within five years, half of all 5,500 public appointees should be women, and 14% from ethnic..

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Are job ads biased?  Survey reveals shocking truths in recruitment
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Are job ads biased? Survey reveals shocking truths in recruitment

Job adverts across the UK are using language likely to bias who applies for the job based on their gender..

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