Discussing what matters – Biosciences LGBT+ Tutor

In the second in our Discussing What Matters 2020 video series, Jake Sallaway-Costello (recently appointed Biosciences LGBT+ Tutor) introduces himself and the role. To see the previous DWM2020 talk from 14th Feb: Max Biddulph – Inclusive HE spaces To volunteer a vlog or blog please contact Biosciences EDI If you STILL don’t know what EDI …

Be your self, your whole self.

Today (18th March) is My Whole Self Day (MHFA England) . Coincidentally, do you remember that we had a photo shoot at the Xmas meal (and after)? This was to make as many people on campus (as possible) an active part in a community poster. Be Your Self (BYS) This poster (with lots of your faces on), …

Engaging with Anxiety – by Anonymous.

Living with long-term anxiety This personal autobiography explores how local mental health support groups and counselling can help – once you take the initial step to engage with them.   I have always been a worrier – or a “worry wart” as my mum used to say when I was younger. I would fixate on small things …

Blog of blogs

This may seem a little ironic – a blog about the visibility of EDI blogs – but it is topical and might prompt you, the reader, to consider broader issues of EDI visibility, messaging ennui, and input overload amongst University staff. First things first – This blog (and several others on EDI topics) are at https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciedi/ …

So – What’s with all the rainbows on campus?

Everybody loves rainbows right? Many of us have multiple photos of rainbows in our real or virtual photo albums (probably alongside a few sunsets and some empty beaches). Rainbows are quite literally the most colourful things that we can see – and have been a symbol for hope, optimism, change and connectivity throughout history. Almost …

Experiences of being a student with a disability in the School of Biosciences

We are currently well into ‘Disability December’ and current Biosciences students Beth Titchiner and Heather Carpenter have shared their experiences of studying in the School of Biosciences: Tell us a bit about yourselves Beth: I am studying Microbiology, and I have been here for a year and a half. Heather: I am also studying Microbiology …

Stronger together – students with a disability / invisible disabilities.

Have you noticed Sunflower Lanyards ‘growing’ in supermarkets or other public places near you? The UoN Studentlife Blog explains this wearable meme, one that may be particularly relevant at this busy time of year: What are these Sunflower Lanyards Also reproduced here from the student blog, and just as relevant to many staff: If anything above …

Celebrating success of The STEM Belle

Doreen Anene is a PhD student at the School of Bioscience, University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr Cormac O’Shea. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Poultry Research Foundation within the University of Sydney. In 2017, she became a Fellow of the Schlumberger Faculty for the future Foundation, an organization that provides …

Reflections on 20 years of supporting international students

For over 20 years, it has been my great privilege to have supported students from all over the world in my role as part-time International Chaplain at the Sutton Bonington campus. As a Christian I believe that each person is precious, unique and has value in God’s sight. I have walked with many, irrespective of …

The Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) Attainment Gap: learning from the student experience

“The Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)Attainment Gap: learning from the student experience” School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, June 2019 On 5thJune 2019 I attended the Universities UK (UUK)/National Union of Students (NUS) BAMEAttainment Gap conference at SOAS University of London, encouragingly along with 3 other University of Nottingham colleagues: …