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Equalitylink February 2017


Welcome February 2017

Equalitylink is Equality Challenge Unit’s monthly round-up of equality and diversity news, resources and a summary of ECU’s work with the sector.

Equality update

ECU in the news

News from ECU

Talented women for a successful Wales

A report from the Welsh government focused on the education, recruitment, retention and promotion of women in STEM related study and careers.

International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is on Wednesday 8 March. How are you celebrating? Tweet us and let us know @EqualityinHE.

Project tender from the University of Gloucestershire

The university is seeking an individual or an organisation to work on behalf of the university’s outreach and widening participation team.

For further details visit the university’s website.

Our work

TEF Year Two: the equality challenge

Read our new blog post and briefing note from Senior Policy Adviser Jessica Moody.

#LGBTHM17 and new network of networks

To celebrate LGBT history month we have published a series of four blog posts throughout February.

The fourth post in the series is written by colleagues from the University of Wolverhampton who are launching an LGBT network of networks.

Find out more in their blog post or contact Sammy Li and Will Cooling for more details about getting involved.

Athena SWAN: intention to submit in April 2017

The deadline for sending intentions to submit for the next round is 17:00 on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

ASSET 2016

The results of the Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016 survey will be published at the end of March 2017.

This is the first time that the survey has been managed by ECU and it is the first time that an intersectional approach has been adopted.

Contact researcher Amanda Aldercotte with any questions or for further information.

Get involved

Become an Athena SWAN Charter panellist

Our Athena SWAN team will be emailing everyone who has registered their interest to volunteer as a panellist at the beginning of March.

To register your interest complete a short online booking form by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Whilst the Athena SWAN team encourage everyone to register their interest they are particularly looking for people from arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law subjects and equality and diversity practitioners.

ECU at UCAS’ Admissions Conference

On Monday 10 April 2017 ECU and Supporting Professionalism in Admissions will be running a breakout session at this year’s UCAS Admissions Conference.

The session will focus on positive action vs positive discrimination in student admissions. For further information visit the
UCAS conference website.

If you are not attending the conference contact
Jess Moody or David Bass if you’d like guidance on positive action in your institution.

Resources and support

New publications and resources

Delivering the Prevent duty in a proportionate and fair way

New Prevent duty guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in partnership with ECU and Universities UK.

The guide is for higher education providers in England.


Upcoming events

If you would like to be featured in the next issue of Equalitylink, please email details to Lauren Sandhu, Communications Officer.