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Showcasing the work of Ousmane Sembène

During Black History Month 2016, The University of Nottingham partnered with the Broadway Cinema to present the works of Ousmane Sembène. Sophia Ramcharan, Audience Development, Diversity and Engagement Co-ordinator at the Broadway Cinema, talks about the programme here.  As we move into 2017, I reflect back to the last season in 2016 of programming here …

Workplace wellbeing: Smart objects and healthier workplace behaviours

Horizon CDT student, Yitong Huang was recently successful in securing funding from the EPSRC funded Balance Network to deliver a design workshop to look at how smart objects can be co-designed to motivate healthier workplace behaviours.  The half day event was held on 19 October at The University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus, with attendees from …

Disability December at The University of Nottingham

People and Culture Events Co-ordinator Claire Henson talks about the upcoming event programme taking place in December.  During December The University of Nottingham will be hosting a series of events which focus on raising awareness of, and showcasing our diverse disability cultures.  This is the first year we have run the programme as part of …

Black History Month and the AHRC Centre for Hidden Histories

Larissa Allwork and Mike Noble from the AHRC Centre discuss their activity during Black History 2016. Based at The University of Nottingham, the Centre for Hidden Histories, one of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) First World War Engagement Centres, marked Black History Month with special events in London and Leeds. On Saturday 15th October …

Looking back on Centre for Research in Race and Rights events

This year’s Black History Month events, run by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights in collaboration with the American and Canadian Studies Department, were a great success, reaching a variety of communities in Nottingham and provoking important discussions. Below are reviews of the various events held. October Dialogues: ‘Unspeakable Things Unspoken’: Transatlantic Slavery …

Your chance to rename the Women’s development programmes

Award winning women’s development programmes for staff The University has award winning women’s development programmes for staff: ‘PEAR’ programme for women working at levels 1-3 – O&S, APM and technical services staff   ‘APPLE’ programme for women working at levels 4-5 – Assistant Professors, Laboratory Managers, Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows   ‘WAND’ programme …

Black History Month 2016 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, reflects on another successful year celebrating Black History Month. As we come to the end of Black History Month 2016, I look back with a sense of pride over all of the activity that has taken place across the month. Huge thanks go out to all those …

Success at the Black Achievers Awards

On Saturday, The University of Nottingham was proud to sponsor the Health category at the 2016 Black Achievers Awards. Professor Gina Higginbottom, Mary Seacole Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health, and Stacy Johnson, Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Co-Chair of the institutional Race Equality Steering Group, attended the event to represent the …

Thoughts on The Evolution of an Emcee – with Akala

Yesterday, I attended The Evolution of an Emcee talk at The University of Nottingham’s Arts Centre given by guest speaker, Akala, an award-winning British rapper and poet. The MC talked in depth about the importance of understanding the impact Afro-Caribbean cultures have had on the music industry and how the way in which Africa is continually …

Black History Month Colloquium

Dr Meghan Gray from Physics and Astronomy talks about how the School is celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on how to reach traditionally underrepresented groups. Pathways to impact. Public outreach. Student recruitment. Research Excellence. Most academics will relate to the familiar feeling of trying to juggling multiple balls when setting priorities for academic work. …