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June DEOLO update

13 June 2019

Here’s your June round-up of UCL equality, diversity and inclusion news and information. 

Men's Mental Health Week

We're currently in Men's Mental Health Week (10th - 16th June) and UCL Student Support and Wellbeing have a number of helpful resources on maintaining your mental health and supporting others. While the focus is on students, the advice is just as applicable for staff - so remember to take some time for yourself. 

Upcoming Out@UCL Pride events

Out@UCL are pleased to announce and flag, a series of Pride events next month. These events are to connect staff and research students, raise awareness of LGBTQ+ equality and also to celebrate 10 years of the Out@UCL Staff network. 

Windrush Day 2019

Saturday 22 June is Windrush Day in the UK. This is only the second year we are celebrating the contributions of the Windrush generation. There are a number of events being held throughout the country from festivals to exhibitions to film screenings.

The Windrush Generation is a term used to describe nearly half million people who moved from the Caribbean to Britain between 1948 and 1970, in response to labour shortages Britain was experiencing in the wake of the Second World War. 

The British Library has a collection called ‘Windrush Stories’ which includes articles and over 60 objects in their collection and beyond. There are events and celebrations all over the UK including Windrush on the Square at the Bernie Grant Centre; you can find an extended list on Eventbrite.

This image is taken from Passages: A Windrush Celebration held on Sat 13 April 2019

This image is taken from Passages: A Windrush Celebration held on Sat 13 April 2019; to mark seventy years since the arrival of passenger liner V Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, and in response to the recent Windrush scandal. Black Apron Entertainment in association with the Royal Court Theatre and Christopher Haydon.


Call for fair recruitment specialists 2019

For the third year in a row UCL is looking for volunteers to be trained as Fair Recruitment Specialists.

UCL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team are specifically looking for staff who meet the following criteria: 

  • Are from a self-defined black and minority ethnic, or other culturally under-represented background
  • Are in a role that potentially has wide-ranging relevance across the institution, for example (but not limited to): programme administrators, administrative managers, admissions tutors, departmental tutors, pastoral staff, lab managers and central professional services roles that involve a lot of variety and cross-departmental working
  • Can commit to being on up to 3 recruitment panels per calendar year

To register your interest please complete a short online form which is available on the UCL website.

If you are recruiting for a role in SRS and would like a Fair Recruitment Specialist to sit on your recruitment panel, contact equalities@ucl.ac.uk. Please provide the job title and dates for shortlisting and interviews. Further information about the process is also available on the UCL website.

Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN) Conference 2019

On Thursday 20 June WHEN are hosting their 2019 conference ‘Who am I supposed to be?’ at UCL. UCL staff can become members of WHEN for free and the Astrea network are sponsoring a number of free spaces to attend the conference.

To apply for a free place, please send an email to astrea@ucl.ac.uk with a paragraph as to why attending the WHEN Conference will help to further your career goals. Be sure to include information such as your job title, department, grade, faculty within the email. Make sure you have the agreement of your line manager before applying.