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The Equality and Diversity Unit works with colleagues across the University of Wolverhampton, as well as friends in other institutions and the local community, to organise public events that highlight the diverse experiences of people within Britain and across the world. Please see below for our forthcoming events: 

To celebrate Black History Month in October the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Black History Month Group invite children and young people of all backgrounds to create their version of a Black British superhero either by picture or by text. Whichever is your creative preference! We welcome entries from children and young people of all ages, whether they be five or twenty-one, everyone is welcome to participate. 

Selected submissions will be displayed at the Wolverhampton Black History Month Launch Event on the 29th September 2017 and other locations throughout October, and will also be displayed in the Wolverhampton Black History Month brochure and other publicity.

All entrants will also be invited into the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Arts for an introductory workshop in animation, illustration or creative writing. There are also a selection of prizes to be awarded to participants who attend the Black History Month Launch Event, University of Wolverhampton Faculty of Arts Workshop or other special events!

We would greatly appreciate if everyone could encourage any young people they know or work with to consider submitting an entry into the competition. For more information please email Will Cooling, Equality and Diversity Special Projects and Policy Manager, on w.cooling@wlv.ac.uk

Participants have a choice of the following entry formats:

  • Write a description and biography of their new superhero(s)
  • Draw a portrait image of their superhero(s) with supplementary text describing their personality and powers 
  • Draw a comics story that showcases their superhero in action

Entries must be posted to Julie Capewell, University of Wolverhampton, Faculty of Arts, MK Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT by Monday 26th June 2017.

All entries must be accompanied by a Black British Superhero Challenge Entry Form (Word doc 43k). The entry form also outlines all other rules participants must abide by.

If you have any questions please email Chijioke Obasi, Faculty of Arts Principal Lecturer in Equality and Diversity, on chijioke.obasi@wlv.ac.uk or Will Cooling, Equality and Diversity Special Projects and Policy Manager, on w.cooling@wlv.ac.uk.  

The University has three Staff Networks; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Disabled Staff Network, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Staff Network. For the first time these groups are teaming up for three special All Staff Network Meetings. These meetings will allow for discussions on common challenges whilst also reserving time for each Staff Network to breakout into a meeting of just their members where they can discuss the issues particularly relevant to them.

The details of each meeting are as follows:

Monday 12th June at WN201 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm (Walsall Campus)

  • Networking Lunch
  • Presentation from BAME Staff Network and LGBT Staff Network about the Race Equality Charter and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
  • Discussion about what activities the staff networks should bring to Walsall in 2017/18
  • Breakout sessions with each Staff Network about any issues they have been facing them and what more their Network can do for them  

Tuesday 13th June in MU307 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (Wolverhampton Campus)

  • Networking Lunch
  • Presentation from the University Secretary on Strategic Plan and Equality and Diversity 
  • Breakout session with each Staff Network about the key issues facing them:                   

Staff Network

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BAME Staff Network 

Forthcoming Volunteering Opportunities

Black History Month & Other Event Plans

Update to Policy Statement on Race Equality

Any Other Business

Disabled Staff Network 

Update to Policy Statement on Disability Equality

Access to Work Update

Disability History Month & Other Event Plans

Any Other Business  

LGBT Staff Network

Wolverhampton LGBT Alliance

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Update to Policy Statements on Sexual Orientation Equality and Gender Identity Equality

Any Other Business

Thursday 15th June in SA 053 from 1pm to 3pm (Telford Campus)

  • Networking Lunch
  • Presentation from Equality and Diversity Unit about plan activities for the forthcoming year
  • Discussion about what activities the staff networks should bring to Telford in 2017/18
  • Breakout sessions with each Staff Network about any issues they have been facing them and what more their Network can do for them  

We hope you will take the time to attend this Staff Network Meeting. It is your chance to meet other members of the Staff Networks, guide the future direction of your Staff Networks, shape the policies of the University, and seek support with any relevant challenges you've been facing. Please note, that if you only wish to attend part of the meeting, that is perfectly okay! 

The Staff Networks are a valued part of the University, with each Staff Network Chair meeting the Vice-Chancellor on a termly basis to discuss the issues affecting their members. University policy says that line-managers should allow their staff members to attend Staff Network Meetings during work time. If you encounter any problems with attending please let the Equality and Diversity Unit know by emailing equality@wlv.ac.uk. 

You do not need to reserve your place at either Staff Network meeting but it is helpful if people provide us with advanced notice so we know numbers when ordering catering so please email equality@wlv.ac.uk to confirm that you will be in attendance and if you have any dietary requirements.