Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.

Women Altrupreneurs Set to Change Face of Business

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dr Sam Collins

Powerful forces are currently encircling women in the workplace, but rather than pulling them in the direction of the boardroom, the signs are they're actually pushing them towards the exits.

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

Forget Macro, Forget Micro, Think Nudge

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Have you ever wondered how to change what people do? How to help them make "better" choices? How to kick bad-habits? How to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes?

Gabby Logan Unsure Of 'Splash!' Future

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Gabby Logan has admitted she's not sure about whether or not the TV show 'Splash', which sees Tom Daley teaching a group of celebrities how to dive wi...

Why Businesses Keep Misdiagnosing Gender Diversity

Jon Dymond | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Jon Dymond

Last Saturday saw the 114th International Women's Day. Recognised globally, the initiative aims to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing on areas requiring further action. One such area, thrown to the top of the news agenda over past weeks, is women's position in both the senior ranks of business...

It's Much Harder to Set Up a Successful Small Business Than Become a Politician

Simon Danczuk | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Today the Commons will debate diversity in Parliament. We all know an effective democracy is one that represents all walks of life. Small businessmen and women are the lifeblood of every community. But there are far too few of them in politics.

First There Was IQ, Then There Was EQ, Now There Is GQ

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Even if you don't buy the science, wouldn't it be great to be Gender Intelligent? Wouldn't greater intelligence on gender differences/non-differences benefit us all, men and women, in the workplace and in our private lives? Hands up who would like to work for a Gender Intelligent organisation?

Equality in the Workplace

Hilary Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Hilary Thomas

When Helen Clark - the former New Zealand Prime Minister who runs the UN Development Programme - was asked about quotas recently she responded with characteristic clarity 'when nothing else works you should have quotas'.

Urgent Steps Needed to Improve End of Life Care for People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Imelda Redmond | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imelda Redmond

Everyone deserves care that works for them and their families at the end of their lives. However, we know that end of life care is not meeting the needs of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and we are in danger of failing to reach increasing numbers unless urgent steps are taken.

Seven Reasons Why 'Splash!' Is Great

Eddie Richards | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Richards

As storms braced Britain, the nation curled up on the sofa to watch former EastEnders actor Ricky Groves, the little one from dance troupe Diversity, every thirtysomething's first crush, presenter Michaela Strachan, Hollyoaks brainbox Gemma Merna and TOWIE's Gemma Collins take on their most terrifying reality TV challenge yet.

The Toxic Nature of the Debate on Immigration

Bob Morgan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

It seems clear that the heated debate on immigration will last at least until the 2015 elections - driven by the popularity of UKIP and the panic in the other Parties not to be seen soft on immigration. Another thing seems clear - the debate will seldom be objective or rational with virtually no claim too silly to be believed by someone.

There Is a Serious Problem With Diversity in the Legal System

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Sarosh Zaiwalla

For many years the legal profession has been transforming the demographic of its workforce to accommodate students from different backgrounds and creeds, but more still needs be done to ensure that more black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals break through the 'glass ceiling'.

2013: The Year of the Woman?

Helena Eccles | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The most poignant reflection for me this month has been the celebration of some of the most successful women of 2013... Could we say then that perhaps 2013 has been The Year of The Woman?

Swapping Sweatpants for Suits, Russian for Rush Hour and Being Back at Big Blue

Helena Eccles | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

I have temporarily swapped slovenly student life for that of a suited city slicker. With my track record in high heels, "city-stumbler" would be a more accurate description. I identify with this term, a "Helena original", not only due to my distinct lack of work experience but also as a result of my natural clumsiness in the workplace.

EU Gender Quota - The Real Impact on Global Business

Carol Rosati | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Carol Rosati

With the ground breaking news earlier this week that the European Parliament passed a vote on the requirement that large, listed companies ensure women hold 40 per cent of non-executive board seats by 2020, comes the realisation that the global business community has to wake up and smell the coffee.

International Education Week: Why Education is so Important

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it's almost taken for granted. The developing worlds are still striving to gain easily attainable education systems like ours, because education is seen as a platform whereby children can greaten themselves.

Fifth Week Blues, Beetroot Soup and a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

As I trawl through my Russian grammar books, revelling in the complexities of the perfective and imperfective case, deciphering letters that look more like variations of stick men and desperately try not to sound like a Welshman when speaking the language, I take a moment to remember "Dare 2 B Different" and consider its future successes.

'We Must Fight Homophobia In Schools'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Homophobic bullying is still common in some schools, a charity has warned, to the extent some teachers are too fearful to reveal their sexuality. S...

Developing Women Into Leadership Positions

Penny de Valk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny de Valk

According to recent research from Astbury Marsden, the proportion of women reaching top-level management positions in the City has doubled in the past year.

Diversity: Giraffes, Penguins and the Young Person in the Workplace

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The diversity of the workforce is currently a hot topic. The focus is often on ethnic, gender and geographic diversity, all of which are imperative to a company's ability to provide services to a broad range of clients.

Mehdi Hasan

'I Would Have Put A Woman In The Cabinet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg should have appointed a Lib Dem woman to the cabinet in the recent government reshuffle, the party's president Tim Farron has said. Spea...

Lack of Diversity Is Not the Only Issue Within Greg Dyke's FA Commission Selection

Sam Long | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Sport
Sam Long

While the issue of a lack of diversity has reared its ugly head and talk of tokenism amidst Rio Ferdinand's recent inclusion have been high on the media's agenda following the announcement of Greg Dyke's FA Commission, another factor simply buried its head deeper into the sand.

Young People Are Unemployed and Unengaged - But We Have an Answer

Andrea Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Cooper

There is no easy answer to youth unemployment. When young people took to the streets to riot two years ago, questions were asked. Why do young people not seem to care about the destruction of their communities? Why are so many unemployed? What can we do about it?

Acting Alpha: The Journey Towards True Diversity Still Has a Way to Go

Ann Pickering | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Pickering

Having a truly diverse workforce isn't just about what's proper and fair, it also makes complete business sense. All business need to do more to show employees that it is their individuality that is valued, not their ability to mirror the behaviour of someone else.