THE DIVERSITY DIGEST

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.

US Entrepreneur Launches Oxford Scholarship For Disadvantaged Black British Students
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US Entrepreneur Launches Oxford Scholarship For Disadvantaged Black British Students

The students will also receive a £3,000 internship grant to help boost their employment prospects. To qualify for the scholarship you must be of black..

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Mental health conditions compound equality gaps in higher education
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Mental health conditions compound equality gaps in higher education

Students who report a mental health condition are more likely to drop out of higher education, less likely to progress into skilled work or further..

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Over half of UK jobseekers look for clear commitment to diversity from Employers
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Over half of UK jobseekers look for clear commitment to diversity from Employers

More than half, or 58%, of professionals look for an organisation’s diversity and inclusion policies when researching a potential new employer, according to a new..

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Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds
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Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people.  The Big Bang Fair, Robotics Challenge..

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KPMG launches new Audit apprenticeship in the UK
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KPMG launches new Audit apprenticeship in the UK

The firm looks to recruit c140 apprentices into its audit practice in 2020 Professional services firm KPMG has today announced the launch of an apprenticeship..

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My job is to understand what digital means for a client” : Interview with Green Park’s Christian Bathews
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My job is to understand what digital means for a client” : Interview with Green Park’s Christian Bathews

Though only joined Green Park in October, he’s already making his expertise count. A Senior Consultant in our People Solutions Practice, he understands what clients..

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Career Tips on how to survive the transition from student to the world of work
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Career Tips on how to survive the transition from student to the world of work

You’ve finished all your exams and all that’s left is to wait for your results. Bit of an anti-climax don’t you think? After your graduation..

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FRONTLINE – BE THE DIFFERENCE
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FRONTLINE – BE THE DIFFERENCE

In the UK alone, half a million children don’t have a safe or stable home. The power of great social work can change this. Social..

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Diversity and Equality at Eversheds Sutherland LLP
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Diversity and Equality at Eversheds Sutherland LLP

https://youtu.be/8KmSqGjdjCQ Our people discuss our Purpose and Values “Diversity and inclusion is a core part of our strategy and how we ensure our purpose and..

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The Grey Area – Decoding Inclusion
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The Grey Area – Decoding Inclusion

Cherron Inko-Tariah and Hira Ali are two ethnic minority women with a major focus on empowering people stuck in what is often called the 'messy..

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An Interview with Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Centrica
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An Interview with Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Centrica

Diversity Champion, Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Centrica talks to Diversity Digest about the importance of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Centrica Centrica..

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Who is included? A black woman’s account of prison employment
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Who is included? A black woman’s account of prison employment

When you think about prison staff what image comes to mind? I ask this question because many people are surprised that a person who looks..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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How to become a confident public speaker

Most people aren’t born public speakers, but everyone can become a good, even inspiring, speaker. Author James Schofield offers some down-to-earth tips. If you dislike..

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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview
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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview

Much like a highly anticipated first date, a job interview can go from pure potential to pure disaster in mere minutes. Employers shared with Student..

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Beginners’ guide to networking
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Beginners’ guide to networking

This might surprise you: only around 40% of jobs are advertised! That means that the majority of jobs are filled without advertising – by word..

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LGBTQ Employees Are Paid 16% Less Than Straight Colleagues, new research suggests
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LGBTQ Employees Are Paid 16% Less Than Straight Colleagues, new research suggests

LGBTQ people take home on average £6,703 less per year than their straight colleagues, new research has found. The research, which found that prejudice is..

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STEM – Plugging the gender gap
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STEM – Plugging the gender gap

For centuries a stereotype has existed around the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. This is perhaps the main reason why the number of..

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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews
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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews

We asked students what questions they were asked at graduate selection interviews by a variety of employers and for a range of jobs. Whereas we..

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Richard Branson Tops poll of Inspiring Entrepreneurs
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Richard Branson Tops poll of Inspiring Entrepreneurs

The Virgin Boss reigns supreme as the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneur, with Lord Sugar second. However, many Brits are taking inspiration from the US, with..

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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests
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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests

Psychometric tests are increasingly used by employers during the selection process for vacancies. The tests, which use assessment tools designed by psychologists, are designed to..

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How To Make A Fighting First Impression
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How To Make A Fighting First Impression

Making a good first impression is incredibly important when you go for an interview. You don’t have long to show your best side to your..

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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 (BAME) student attainment gap in..

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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 society. Notwithstanding this interconnectedness, there..

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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 renewed. Diversity Dashboard got together..

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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 following up on Race for..

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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 list. For the second year..

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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 Institute (BFI) talked of a..

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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 today Developed using government funding,..

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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 last five years, and have..

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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 awards. But 2019 could be..

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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 rest reported no difference. Last..

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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 part of its commitment to..

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How to Achieve and Retain a Diverse Board – Joanna Moriarty at the Clore Leadership Programme
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How to Achieve and Retain a Diverse Board – Joanna Moriarty at the Clore Leadership Programme

Arts organisations have impressively reflective, strategic leadership with significant intellectual fire-power and are often heavily involved in community cohesion. Simultaneously, they grapple with the ‘pay-to-play’..

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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 opportunities for people of Black,..

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Battle for Top Graduate Talent Has Never Been Fiercer
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Battle for Top Graduate Talent Has Never Been Fiercer

The competition for top graduate talent has never been higher. According to a new report candidates on average, apply for graduate schemes with 29 different..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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How to become a confident public speaker

If you dislike talking in public you’re not alone; millions of people dislike standing in front of an audience. However, fear of public speaking might..

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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 Runnymede Trustee traces what became..

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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 example of just why De..

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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 a new BSc Computer Science..

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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 how they might be perceived..

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Why the new maritime apprenticeships are ship shape
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Why the new maritime apprenticeships are ship shape

The maritime industry has launched a new set of apprenticeships with roles on ships and in ports. The three new apprenticeships for ports are who..

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School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)
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School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)

School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programmes are run by schools or groups of schools. Many schools work in close partnerships with universities, enabling trainee teachers to..

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Starting Work as an Apprentice
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Starting Work as an Apprentice

If you're in the 16-18 years age bracket and don't plan to continue education, you can either enter the workforce in a low paid, unskilled..

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Careers in Computing and IT
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Careers in Computing and IT

Information technology (IT) is still evolving at a rapid rate. There are many different IT careers - it has been said that there are as..

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Careers in Engineering
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Careers in Engineering

Engineering can be described as being concerned with everything that is built or produced. The number of areas in engineering is considerable. Civil engineering, which..

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Careers in Banking
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Careers in Banking

For the majority of people, the visible side of the banking sector is that offered by high street bank branches. Retail banks provide services to..

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Prepping for interviews
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Prepping for interviews

You’ve managed to land yourself an interview. This is your opportunity to shine, to stand out from the crowd and land your dream job. Make..

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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 No.10 Downing Street event on..

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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 of action plans is not..

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Diversity: it’s time to change the tune
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Diversity: it’s time to change the tune

Trevor Phillips Chairman of Green Park Recruitment argues that we need to transform our understanding of the relationship between diversity and productivity Hardly any enterprise..

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