School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

News and events supporting and promoting equality, diversity and respect at the School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

Author: hwalker2

All members of staff have been invited to attend the University Senate’s discussion on ‘Support for Early Career Researchers’ at its meeting: Wednesday 2nd October from 2-4pm Lecture Theatre G.03, 50 George Square Speakers will present an overview of issues facing research staff, and a summary of some of the support available. Senate will also […]

The School will be having Mental Health training for all Personal Tutors and Student Support Officers on Wednesday, 9 October from 2-5pm, in the Senate Room. Senior Personal Tutor Dr Alex Chow says, “This is a highly subscribed training session. It can be particularly helpful to talk through various mental health matters that can come […]

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Applications for ‘Go Abroad Staff’ 2019/20 are now open. The programme is for all staff, support, administrative, and academic. The Go Abroad Team will run information sessions around the University during August and September. Find out more at https://www.ed.ac.uk/global/staff-mobility The Go Abroad Team can also be contacted via staffmobility@ed.ac.uk The School contact is Ulrich Schmiedel […]

The raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City on 28 June 1969 and its consequences are considered turning points in LGBT+ history and milestones in the development of LGBT+ rights. The events sparked a new feeling of cohesion within the LGBT+ community, a confidence which manifested itself in various forms – in the […]

A monthly informal meeting of LGBT+ staff and students and allies has taken place on the last Wednesday of the month since March 2019. This informal arrangement now seeks to establish a formal presence in the School of Divinity by constituting itself as the School of Divinity LGBT+ and Allies Group. Constitution of the School […]

The next meeting of the LGBT+ and Allies group will take place Wednesday 31st July 12.30-1.30pm, Senate Room, New College. Bring your own lunch. This meeting offers a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore experiences of studying and working in the School. The group will have […]

Theology and Religious Studies UK (TRS UK) has produced a draft code of conduct for conferences which aims to deal with eliminating harassment and improving professional behaviour and value at academic conferences. TRS UK is the national organisation which represents academic groups whose primary focus is the academic study of religion. The template has been […]

In his summer update newsletter to staff, Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, has announced that Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley will be taking up a new role of University-wide lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, an Executive-level position in which she will champion these issues in every aspect of the University’s work. Professor Cunningham-Burley is […]

The University of Edinburgh is committed to creating an environment where students feel that they can speak to staff to seek advice, raise a concern or report something that may be affecting them. As part of this, we want to ensure that staff are fully prepared to be able to handle a student reporting sexual […]

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