Several research reports in today’s ‘The week that was…’ – BITC Race at the Top research shows that the ethnicity gap in management positions has widened in the last 5 years, University of Manchester study indicates lack of social mobility among ethnic minorities despite improved educational attainment and ACAS report reveals that disabled workers are less engaged than non-disabled workers.
In this week’s equality and diversity news – Race for Opportunity survey finds racist comments in workplaces are rife; BBC comes under the spotlight for its lack of diversity; debate on women in higher education and Department for Education study suggests state school pupils outperform their grammar and private school peers at university.
In today’s weekly digest of equality and diversity news – EHRC says employers should be more carer friendly to retain staff, survey shows that employers are not prepared for implementation of shared parental leave, Google has published its first diversity report and British Social Attitudes survey indicates an increase in racial prejudice.
In today’s ‘The week that was’: survey reveals academic staff don’t discuss mental health problems with colleagues or managers, Columbia students name and shame sexual assault violators, racism exists in the discrete institutional marginalisation of ethnic minorities and men underrepresented in nursing, education and social work.
In today’s The week that was: extension of right to request flexible working, ageing workforce may have implications for diversity, TUC publish guide on autism in the workplace and female graduates reluctant to enter male dominated industries.
Welcome to the Summer Term’s first ‘The week that was…’ Highlights from the last couple of weeks include: survey finds flexible working can boost professional progress, scheme for professionals restarting their careers after a long break are beneficial for organisations and the need to call out on bullying and harassment at work.
Last week saw the historic change in law to legalise same sex marriages. In addition to this big news, we came across HEFCE research on attainment gap between white and ethnic minority students, a national network for Black PhD students, report on four generation (4G) workplaces and women’s fears about career breaks.
Highlights from last week’s equality and diversity news: US college withdraws appointment offer after female academic negotiates pay, does research assessment discriminate against female academics, research councils may tie funding to diversity accreditation and black scholars claim racism is still alive on campuses.
In today’s The week that was… – is racial discrimination still an issue at universities, sexism in science is driving away women, women over 50 are staying in work longer but with few promotion opportunities and what role can men play in fighting everyday sexism.
Welcome to this week’s round-up of interesting equality and diversity stories we came across. Highlights include – UCL Provost writes on equality and diversity, culture of acceptance around mental health in academia, NUS launches leadership programme for women, photo project against racism by Harvard students and report on violence against women in Europe.