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Why we all need to talk about equality and diversity

A talk presented by Professor Mark Wildon, Equality and Diversity Director for the School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 

Why we all need to talk about equality and diversity - talk.

Why we all need to talk about equality and diversity - slides.


Everyday racism in Higher Education

The video below is a recording of Professor Agyemang in conversation with the academic and consultant Dr Nicola Rollock, as she discusses her experiences and research on race, racial microaggressions and surviving UK higher education.

Dr Rollock specialises in racial justice in education and the workplace and is a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and a Patron of the Race Equality Charter. At the start of 2019, she was also appointed as the Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee inquiry- the Macpherson Report 20 years on. Her most recent research examines the career experiences and strategies of UK Black Female Professors.




Unconscious Bias 

You can listen to a recording of the "Unconscious Bias in relation to the REF" workshop (please listen to both):




The powerpoint presentation on unconscious bias and the REF can be found below:

EDI UB REF RD summarise



Below is a video on microaggressions as part of the Office of Students Hate Crime Project. it shows examples of homophobia, disablism, Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia inspired by the experiences of staff and students at the University of Wolverhampton.


This video is produced by the Unviersity of South Texas and focuses on Microaggressions in the classroom, highlighting lecturers' responsibility for ensuring everyone in the classroom feels included.


This powerpoint on microaggressions includes examples, alongside strategies for responding to microaggressions and strategies for acknowledging our own microaggressions. 


You can watch this John Lewis Partnership video entitled "It's not ok."


Hate Crime

A short video explaining what a hate crime is (Newcastle University).



Good Practice Guides

Here you can read our Royal Holloway Equality and Diversity Good Practice Guides which includes 'How to be a Trans Ally', 'How to be an LGBT Ally', 'Top Tips for colleagues with a disability', 'Top Tips for line managers supporting colleagues with a disability', 'Menopause at Work guidance for managers' with more in the pipeline (including 'Microaggressions in the Workplace').  


Here you can read the European Parliament's guide to Gender-Neutral Language, which includes a (non-binding) list of gender-neutral terms for professions, occupations and functions. 

If you have any questions about these resources please email



Below you can view a video that explains what intersectionality is. the video is comissioned and produced by Professor Peter hopkins, Newcastle University. 




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