University of Nottingham EDI Away Day

Over the summer I attended a University wide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Away Day at UP so thought I would share some of what was covered and my thoughts going forward. Professor Marion Walker was standing down as Associate PVC for EDI. Marion has been very positive about moving the University forward in relation …

Spotlight on Dov Stekel

What was your career pathway leading to your current role? My early career – between completing my PhD (1997) and having my first academic job (Lecturer at University of Birmingham in 2004) – was not conventional. After my PhD, I didn’t do a PostDoc, but got a job in R&D in a large pharmaceutical company …

Transgender and young people- my experience

For the first 48 years of my life I led a very sheltered life with no knowledge or understanding of LGBTQ issues. I was, of course, entirely tolerant of LGBTQ lifestyles as I try and live a life that is free of prejudice on the grounds of anyone’s religion, gender or sexual orientation. Then my …

Understanding non-binary gender

  When it comes to talking about gender, I recognise that many people can be turned off by the many new and ever-changing terms so here are a couple terms I will be using in this piece that you can refer back to: Non-Binary > NB > Enbie > Enby  –  Someone who doesn’t identify …

Equality and Diversity in Biosciences

Welcome to the new blog site for Equality and Diversity (EDI) in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. Here in the School we have a vision to be an outstanding place to work. At the heart of that vision is providing a culture in which all people feel valued, that their opinions …