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

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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 […]

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 next meeting of the LGBT+ and Allies group will take this Wednesday 26 June. It will be a bring-your-won (BYO) lunch in the New College Sanctuary, at the slightly later than usual 1pm. This meeting is to offer a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore […]

 A few staff have expressed an interest in Mental Health training. Head of School Professor Helen Bond has circulated a link recommended by Andy Shanks, Director of Student Wellbeing,  for online mental health learning materials from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: http://learning.cwmt.org.uk/

As part of the School’s commitment to Athena SWAN, every annual staff awayday includes a session on equality and diversity. On Monday 27 May, this took the form of a presentation and workshop on bullying and harassment, underlining the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy. What constitutes harassment? External speaker Richard Boardman said that ‘harassment’ is defined […]

The May bring-your-own (BYO) Lunch will take place on 29 May 2019 (12.30-1.30pm) in the Sanctuary in New College. This event is a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore experiences of studying and working in the School. Conversation will run along Chatham House Rules. There is […]

Welcome to our new blog! The School promotes a range of activities and events throughout the year to support equality, diversity and respect for all. It made sense to bring all these initiatives together in one place, to promote them further and for ease of reference. I hope you will find this site useful. Hannah […]

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