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2 Dec 2015, 12.15pm, The Pavilion UCL main quad - 'Now you see us – Disabled women talk about visibility, empowerment and equality in the workplace'

A series of short talks, followed by Q&A session. A networking lunch will take place between 12.15-1pm prior to the talks. Please email if you have any access, dietary or other requirements.

Speakers will be talking about any struggles they have faced in their careers and how they overcame these, what sustains them emotionally through difficult times and whether they have any general advice for other women wishing to advance in their careers. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Catherine McAteer, Head of UCL Student Psychological Services

Helen Hackett, Professor, UCL English

Janine Booth, Station Supervisor on London Underground and co-Chair of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Disabled Workers' Committee

Claudette Jacobs, Support Worker for people living with Autism 

Eleanor Lisney, UK Disability History Month


13 Aug 2015 - 'UCL awarded for its efforts to advance ‘race’ equality in pioneering new scheme'

'UCL has become one of the first universities in the UK to be formally awarded for its efforts to understand, and take steps to address, racialised inequalities in the academy. The university was only one of eight institutions to receive a Bronze award for a pioneering, national pilot of the Race Equality Charter for higher education.'


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Equalities & Diversity Blog

May 17 2013

Sir Stephen Wall, UCL Chair of Council, reflects on International Day Against Homophobia:

'IDAHO , famous for potatoes'. That, until a year ago, was as much as I knew: a thirty old recollection of an American car number plate.

IDAHO, as in International Day against Homophobia, sprang off the internet into my consciousness a year ago: an international day, marked by as many of us as possible in as many countries as possible. And, of course, our minds turn to people such as Bisi Alimi and John Bosco Nyombi, from Nigeria and Uganda respectively, who have both spoken at U C L in the last year: refugees because of their sexuality, brothers of ours who cannot, except in peril of their lives, return to their own countries.

But what about closer to home? I am not the most representative person to talk about coming out, having taken 40 years to pluck up the courage to do just that. But the discussions we have in the LGBT+ staff group, and the experiences of colleagues, suggest that being out as a gay or lesbian man or woman is still not straightforward. If I was 18 today, roughly the age when I knew that I was physically attracted to my own sex, there would be huge advances in law and attitudes to empower me. But what if I heard, as we have, the Anglican Archbishop of York compare the Government's same sex Marriage Bill to the actions of the worst dictators? Or the Archbishop of Lyon liken homosexuality to incest and, by implication, incite the faithful to violence against it? That would - does - make me feel that, even now, my sexuality can be distorted to confine, as well as define, me.

For me, UCL has been the open space I could come out into. Do we yet have a space wide enough to allow us all to spread our wings?

Stephen Wall








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